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03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

What Does $22 Billion in Goldman Bonuses Buy?

  1. Iceland, at 1.32 times 2008 GDP
  2. 51 bottles of cheap vodka for every Russian, babies included
  3. 1,629,460 years of public school, K-12
  4. 400,000 gastric bypass surgeries
  5. 611,111 free passes for Irish atheists to blaspheme*
  6. Avatar tickets for everyone living in China, the United States, Indonesia, and Japan combined
  7. One week at New York's Four Seasons Hotel for every homeless person in the United States
  8. $1,100 to bribe each one of Rush Limbaugh's 20 million listeners to shut up
  9. A year of healthcare for 2,964,560 Americans
  10. 110,000 body scan machines for airports

What else will Goldman's bonus pool buy?

Check back as we update the Acrimoney Reality Index.

*A new law in Ireland, which took effect on New Year's Day, makes blasphemy a crime and imposes fines up to $36,000.