When xkcd first published “Money”, the mother of all infographics, nearly a year ago, Election 2012 was but a glimmer on the horizon.
(You can tell just how long ago that was by the mere $188.3 million that had been raised by presidential candidates at the time, now about $1.9 billion has been spent!)
Now that we know the election could cost as much as $6 billion, we’re looking at this epic infographic in a very different way. For instance, based on “Money”, here are some other interesting things that cost $6 billion:
Donald Trump’s net worth, doubled (plus $600 million).
Annual gov’t subsidy for ethanol production (plus $1 billion).
Nearly half the worth of all apparel produced in the U.S. in a year (Total: $12.05 billion).
Just over 324 years of funding for Wikipedia.
All the tea in China (plus $1.79 billion).
So ridiculous… why do we even care? It’s between a giant douche and a turd sandwich.