During the Crash Course, you will often encounter numbers that are expressed intrillions. How much is a trillion?
A trillion is a very, very big number, and I think it would be worth spending a couple of minutes trying to get our arms around the concept.
Make no mistake, we should not be lulled into complacency simply because it is too big to really get our minds around.
Keep this lesson in mind as we discuss the total accumulated debts and liabilities of the US, which are many tens of trillions of dollars.