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A Visualization of the United States Debt

August 2, 2011

These days you can’t read the newspaper without reading about the US debt. We all know the United States have huge amounts of debt and it is growing at an incredible rate.

Check out the US National Debt Clock. At the time when I was writing this post the clock was fast approaching 14.295 Trillion US$.  No doubt that is an incredible amount of money. But do you really know and understand how much money that actually is?

One of the guys here at the office found this website that is visualizing the United States Debt – I admit, I was pretty shocked how much 15 Trillion actually is.

Check it out:

This is another great example how visuals help to enhance our understanding!

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