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By the Numbers: Consumed Day 5

$169

The cost for a "Front of the Line" pass at Universal Studios in Hollywood. A standard ticket will set you back: $84. (Universal Studios)

6

How many times more carbon pollution you create by booking a first class ticket over one in coach. (Washington Post)

15,000

The number of enrolled Harvard students who have taken Michael Sandel's class "Justice" over the years. Sandel studies the consumer economy, and he also wrote the book, "What Money Can't Buy". (EdX)

$11.23 trillion

The amount of total consumer debt in the United States as of March 2013. That's down from its peak of $12.68 trillion in September of 2008 -- but it's is still at a much higher level than the early 2000's. (NY Fed)

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Mary Dooe is an associate producer, and works for both the radio and digital teams.
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