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Toulouse-Seoul in a TGV => mind-boggling

Heh, that would be something like 1.5 days even with a 350 km/h non-stop train :-)

(And a high-speed line for that would cost, what, anything upwards from €100 billion...)

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by DoDo on Sat Mar 18th, 2006 at 06:54:17 PM EST
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How much would the ticket cost?

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by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sat Mar 18th, 2006 at 06:56:13 PM EST
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Anything upwards of €1000, I fear. (More likely upwards of €10,000...)

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Sat Mar 18th, 2006 at 06:58:37 PM EST
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€1000 is not too bad... you can fly around the world for about that much, at the right time.

And a Wagon-Lit on a TGV is much spiffier than first class on an airplane, so €10000 also seems reasonable.

A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman

by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sat Mar 18th, 2006 at 07:01:24 PM EST
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So, less than the war in Iraq?
by Metatone (metatone [a|t] gmail (dot) com) on Sat Mar 18th, 2006 at 07:04:47 PM EST
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This tells you how much easier it is to allocate money for destruction than for construction.

A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sat Mar 18th, 2006 at 07:10:35 PM EST
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Just a reminder that annual defence spending is around $1.5 trillion.

Annual meaning every damn year.

Just imagine what could be done with that if it wasn't wasted. With a peace dividend of that magnitude you could fund a scheme like this, solve world hunger, and barely notice the difference.

Throwing a few tens of billions a year at sustainables wouldn't be a bad thing either.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Sat Mar 18th, 2006 at 07:46:51 PM EST
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