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What else can you buy with hundreds of billions of dollars?

As George Bush and Nancy Pelosi try to rush through a bail-out of speculators, the cost of their plan is best understood as the cost of what else we could buy with it.

For instance, why not transcontinental maglev networks?

Thomas P.M. Barnett :: Weblog
Cost estimated for mag-lev network in manner of interstate highway system? A mere 350 billion. Pocket change this week!

Or, for that matter, fiscal discipline?

The Bush-Pelosi plan is bad policy and must be defeated.