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Infographic: World Debt Continues to Pile Up

by Liam Fisher, published

With the current global debt crisis presenting a persistent and pressing issue, the question of how to tackle budgetary deficits and accruing debts is one that has proved divisive amongst voters, irrespective of traditional partisan divisions.

So, what is the current state of world debt? Just how deep in the hole is the U.S., and how does it compare with the debt burdens being shouldered by some of the world's other superpowers? This infographic from offers a top-level overview, along with a snapshot of some of the measures that produced the problem and what’s being done to fix it. Click the graphic to enlarge it.


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