This Is What the World's Debt Looks Like

By Derek Thompson

The Economists brings the charts. It never ceases to amaze me how utterly spectacular Japan's debt burden is. That is the debt/GDP ratio of a country that is trying to make bond-purchases sexy.

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http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2010/06/this-is-what-the-worlds-debt-looks-like/58758/