“All told, the airlines got $50B in public funds and saved 75,000 jobs. That's $666k per job. Now, obviously, the airlines didn't spend three quarters of a million dollars per employee over the past year – that money has gone to their shareholders, not their employees.” —Doctorow

@sneak I get the point, but why the bad math (three quarter of a million dollars -- 666k)?


@sneak Maybe, but not why "two thirds of a million"?

@raphael thirds are not commonly used as subdivisions of a million dollars in colloquial speech in the united states. halves and quarters are.

also: why are you asking me i didn't write it

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