Unexpectedly Intriguing!
October 13, 2006

Just for fun, we decided to take a dark, steamy look at the murky underside of the U.S. national debt. Well, okay, it wasn't fun, but we learned something, so we're passing on our cumulative knowledge on to you! Not much in the way of tools here, but we did the math all the same....

Why, you ask? Well, the name of this blog is "Political Calculations", after all....

National Debt
Subcategory Title Description
History Picturing the National Debt We look at the history of the national debt, from 1900 onward!
History Looking at the U.S. National Debt on a Personal Level Here, we've taken the national debt and broken it down into individual portions!
History Picturing the U.S. National Debt on a Real Personal Level Well, what about inflation you ask? We show each individual American's share of the U.S. national debt since 1900 after inflation is taken into account!
History Picturing the U.S. National Debt to Income Ratio Isn't there a better way to measure the U.S.' debt burden? Well, yes - we can measure it against the U.S.' national income!
Economics Why Isn't the U.S.' National Debt per Capita Higher? In answering this question, we uncovered an even better way to measure the national debt burden for individual Americans.
Public Policy Automatically Indexing the U.S. Debt Ceiling We take the index we created in a previous post and show how it might be used to set the U.S.' national debt limit, while keeping the national debt managable.

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