Thanks to Declan McCullagh for his article that highlights the non-financial portions of the bailout. Particularly useful is his chart (with information from Reuters) that shows that all the various bailouts of this year will cost $1.8 trillion. Here are some useful comparisons: the GDP of the UK is $2.1 trillion. The GDP of Australia is $646 billion. I wonder if it makes more sense to rent Australia for a couple of years?