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The True Cost of Overreaction, Hubris and Ego

I will soon write a couple of posts about the impact of 9/11 on the present. Here is a primer based on publicly available data..

Did you realize that the cost of the reaction is almost 10 million times the cost of organizing it? If x = half a million or 0.5 x 10^6 and y= 3.3 Trillion or 3.3 x 10^12, then y/x= 6.6 X 10^6 or almost 7 million times and by the time the calculations are revised it will be closer to, or beyond, 10 million times the cost to those guys- talk about leverage.


  1. AnonymousDragon
    September 10, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    9/11, What a heinous crime.

    The cost factor is why countries instead get involved in revenge killings of the innocents.

    Ever heard of the bombing of Dresden in WW2? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bombing_of_Dresden_in_World_War_II

  2. polloi
    September 10, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    Look at the enemy America has to contend with. There are no innocents here. They put up a fight for 10 years against the army of a mighty powerful state.

    • Tim
      September 15, 2011 at 3:40 am

      Yeah, and if their goal is to drive the United States toward financial or political ruin, they are winning.

  3. P Ray
    March 3, 2016 at 11:34 am

    Not quite 7-11 (you should see how they’re treating immigrants in Australia, that’s a real atrocity), but here’s another example:

    Irony is that he died of a heart attack. No mention of a helmet …

  1. September 15, 2011 at 3:07 am

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