I discovered a typo in Bailout Nation !
In trying to explain exactly how much a trillion was, I resorted to using time as an example — a 72 year life span is 2.2 billion seconds (On page 182).
To get to the definition of a trillion notes it is 31,546 years. But that calculation was based on 60 seconds X 60 minutes X 24 hours X 365 days. It omits leap years and leap seconds!
According to my handy iPod unit converter, it should read 31,688!
My apologies for any confusion.
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