Basement Bailout Bargains

Choice bits from this month’s Harper’s Index (these aren’t posted yet):

Percentage by which the $750 billion bailout exceeds the total U.S. GDP of a century ago, adjusted for inflation: 50

Percentage by which it exceeds the cost of the entire New Deal: 33

Factor by which it exceeds the cost of the 1990 savings-and-loan bailout: 3

Percentage of the Fortune 500 companies that own a Web address in which their name is followed by “sucks.com”: 26

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