Monday, September 22, 2008

Buy every US adult a bottle of good tequila a week for ten years

For the price of the Iraq War, we could've bought every US adult a bottle of good tequila a week for ten years.  

There are 225 million adults in the United States. Buying each of these adults a bottle of tequila a year for 10 years would add up to 117 billion bottles. 1800 Reposado, a 100% agave tequila, costs $24 per bottle at winedelight.com. At this price, we could've bought each American a weekly bottle of tequila for ten years for $2.81 trillion, which is less than Joseph Stiglitz and Linda Bilmes' estimate of $3 trillion for the cost of the Iraq War.

Image used under a Creative Commons License from evilibby.

2 comments:

Andy said...

I think you're missing the word week somewhere in that post.

Neil Sinhababu said...

Thanks, fixed... don't know how that one passed quality control...