What Will $700 Billion Buy You? Best of TWT

Slide1Phil, Stephen, and Michael D. discuss better options for spending the $700 billion bailout money that went to “solving” the 2008 financial crisis.


  • Seven Apollo programs?
  •  70 Large Hadron Colliders?
  •  Nuclear fusion?
  • Cure for aging?
  • Friendly artificial general intelligence?
  • Space elevator?
  •  Bussard reactor?
  • Universal assembler?


What would you do with $700 billion?

[First aired 10/12/2008.]