|United States GDP||$12.49 trillion||source|
|Market capitalization of companies listed on the NYSE||$21 trillion||source|
|Money supply (M2) in the US as of August 2004||$9.26 trillion||source|
|Total assets held by the Federal Reserve Banks, which supposedly control the US economy (FY2005)||$0.065 trillion||source|
For insight into the miniscule size of the Federal Reserve Bank, I am thankful to Dr John Hussman of Hussman Econometrics and manager of the Hussman Funds.