By Rick Bennett
Special to The Globe
SENECA, Mo. —
Joplin Globe editorial page readers, here is a question for you.
How long does it take a trillion seconds to go by? Days, months, years? What do you think?
The answer is: 31,688 years, 269 days, 1 hour, 46 minutes, 40 seconds.
Think about that in dollar bills. Our national debt is $16 trillion and growing.