Sunday, July 08, 2012

Don't Say No To Nice Things

HSR in California might cost $100 billion over many many years. This is a very big number, is very scary, is honestly probably more than it should cost, and is, most importantly, a mere drop in the giant piss bucket of government spending.
As Chandrasekaran observes, it costs $1m to keep one American service member in Afghanistan for a year. The annual bill for the war last year was more than $100bn.