2008 Wall Street bailout

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If you include the Citibank bailout, the total bailout cost now (2008-11-27) exceeds $4.6165 trillion. This is bigger than all of these prior historic government outlays combined, in inflation-adjusted dollars:

Project contemporary billion$ 2008 billion$
Marshall Plan $12.7 $115
Louisiana Purchase < $0.1 $217
Race to the Moon $36.4 $237
S&L Crisis $153 $256
Korean War $54 $454
The New Deal ~$32 ~$500
Invasion of Iraq $551 $597
Vietnam War $111 $698
NASA $417 $852
Total: $3926

Source: Bianco Research, via Barry Ritholtz, via Contrary Brin

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