Saturday , 17 February 2018


U.S. National Debt: What’s Driving It & When Does It Reach A Tipping Point?

The last time the United States had a national debt level this high (106% debt-to-GDP), it was during the immediate aftermath of WWII in the late 1940s so what’s driving the national debt so high these days and at what point does the situation reach a tipping point that gets people to act?

Today’s infographic comes from the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, a NYC-based group that focuses on educating people about the fiscal challenges of growing government debt. The graphic illustrates the main factors driving the debt upwards, as well as the potential impact down the road.

Courtesy of: Visual Capitalist

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