Sometimes a few pictures can help put things like a trillion-dollar bailout into perspective.
For example, a packet of one hundred $100 bills less than 1/2″ thick can contain $10,000.
A million dollars would look something like this. Seems pretty modest.
$100 million would need a stacking pallet and looks a bit more impressive.
And, the trillion dollar number that gets a lot of media attention these days, would need a few more stacking pallets. That is a lot of money.