U.S. Foreign Assistance

Too Many? So Much?

Numbers: Billions, trillions, ga-zillions. When’s a number too big,
too little, appropriate, effective? I mean, who gets numbers?

It’s like gaggles of 3rd graders accelerating every conversation with their own numerical system:
“My dad has a million!”
“My mom saw a ka-zillion in New Jersey!”
“Well, I’m gonna have a ka billion ga zillion when I grow up!”

What would the grown up version be?
“Before you know it, she’ll want a googol (10 followed by 100 zeros) of ‘em!”

Even smart adults struggle with really big numbers. Particularly as
they relate to money, people and sex. Trillions of dollars, billions of
people, oh yeah, and sex – the multiplier.

Read more of Amy’s third blog entry for The Huffington Post!

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