> If so, cheap at twice the price, just spread it over a dozen or more
years, and call the project a jobs program (just keep the lawyers out of it
or it will never end and cost multiples).
Along the same lines, lets put the 100 giga-bucks into perspective:
It's about $1,000 per American household (90 million households)
...about $400 per American man, woman, or child (did I leave anyone
out? :-) )
... about $800 per American taxpayer
... about 2.5% of annual gross domestic product (America's)
... maybe about 1% of the worlds income
... about $20 per Earthling
Spread these over 10 years, and the numbers don't look bad at all.
If my memory serves me right, the estimated cost of a major San Fransisco
earthquake (i.e., the "big one") is in the trillions.