Sovereign Debt, Hither and Yon – You Know, Like Japan

Useful graphic showing government debt as a percentage of GDP over time across various countries around the world. The Japanese continue to really ring the bell in this particular contest, but the U.S. looks set to give Italy a rival for second spot.

debt-gdp [Source: Bloomberg]

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  1. Debt-Free Business: Japan vs U.S.
  2. Sovereign Debt Repayment in Shit
  3. Links: First-World Debt Restructuring, Depression Economics, etc.
  4. Niall Ferguson: Solution to Debt Crisis Isn’t More Debt
  5. Japan as U.S., or Vice-Versa: 40%, and Then Pffft