How to illustrate U.S. public debt?
April 26, 2011 10:07 AM Subscribe
How would you illustrate the U.S. public debt of $14 trillion in a concrete way?
posted by keijo to law & government (21 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
According to Wikipedia
, the U.S. public debt amounts to $14.26 trillion. Can you think of innovative ways to conceptualise that amount of money? For example, what you could buy with it? Use it for?
Or do you know of an existing infographic or an article that attempts to do anything of the sort? I'm basically trying to think of a way to make such an immense amount of money understandable in some concrete terms.