Stories Tagged as
Why comparing government and household spending doesn't quite work
It's like comparing apples and oranges, professor Golnaz Motie says, because the government has many more tools and huge immediate obligations.
Breaking down the $31.4 trillion national debt
There are public holders and government agencies, which all comes into play in the congressional debt ceiling battle.
When was the last time we paid down the national debt?
The U.S. owes almost $29 trillion.
Janet Yellen says national recovery is more important than the national debt
President-elect Joe Biden's nominee for treasury secretary stressed that if we don't shore up the economy now, we'll have a worse crisis to manage later.
U.S. debt is hitting historic heights. How much of a problem is that?
The last time the deficit was this high, as a percentage of the total economy, was 1946.
What's behind the national debt?
We look into how the government borrows money and what it means in the long run.
Stimulus without debt?
If policymakers are too preoccupied with debt to provide the country the stimulus it needs, some economists say: Do it without debt.
How George Washington would respond to today's national debt
The first president warned the country against accumulating national debt. Today the U.S. owes over $23 trillion.
Breaking down the national debt and budget deficit
It's a new fiscal year for America. Let's look at our debt.
Should you worry about the national debt?
We have short-term focus but a long-term problem.