“One million seconds comes out to be about 11 and a half days. A billion seconds is 32 years. And a trillion seconds is 32,000 years.”

One trillion dollars divided by 300 million Americans comes out to $3,333.

Then you search for a useful comparison. A convenient — though perhaps unsettling — comparison is to the amount of credit card debt carried by the average person in this country. That figure is $3,245.

Something to think about