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As of 2014, the American national debt stands at $17.6 trillion, with much of this figure owed to the Social Security Trust Fund. The U.S. Treasury manages the debt through the Bureau of Public Debt, which has split the ... More »

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The U.S. National Debt Clock is a running, real-time display that shows both the current gross national debt in the United States, as well as the total debt-per-citizen. Roughly the size of a billboard, the U.S. National... More »

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USDebtClock.org provides a comprehensive summary of the financial situation in the United States. This site features live, up-to-the-second updates of positive and negative dollar figures within the U.S. government budge... More »

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Deflation is bad for the economy because it causes delayed spending, nominal wage cuts, higher interest rates and a higher burden of debt ratio. Deflation is the opposite of inflation and generally causes prices to go do... More »

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Gross federal debt is calculated by adding debt held by the public and intragovernmental debt. Federal debt increases as a result of government spending and decreases with the receipt of taxes. More »

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A pro of national debt is that it is a good way for countries to get extra funds in the short term to invest in economic growth, whereas a con is the risk of accumulating too much debt. The federal government borrows mon... More »

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The formula for the market value of debt is E((1-(1/(1 + R)^Y))/R) + T/(1 + R)^Y, where E is the annual interest expense, R is the cost of debt, T is the total debt and Y is the average maturity, in years, of the debt. H... More »

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