Visualizing the National Debt

Daily we hear a report about the federal debt.

$31.4 trillion is a big number.

Can you picture it?

Julie R. Peasley at Visual Capitalist provides a visual that enables us to actually see what the U.S. debt looks like. In her accompanying article, she states “The enormity of U.S. government debt is hard for the average person to wrap their head around. For instance, compared to the median U.S. mortgage, the current level of federal debt is 230 million times larger.”

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