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Public debt clock

Public debt clock
The clock is ticking. Every second, it seems, someone in the world takes on more debt. The idea of a debt clock for an individual nation is familiar to anyone who has been to Times Square in New York, where the American public shortfall is revealed. Our clock (updated September 2012) shows the global figure for almost all government debts in dollar terms. Does it matter? After all, world governments owe the money to their own citizens, not to the Martians. Notes: This interactive graphic displays gross government debt for the globe.

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