The United States Public Debt placed in context to the World's Gold Supply

The "United States Public Debt" as it is officially known, is often in the Media called the "United States National Debt"

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People usually have trouble comprehending the significance of the U.S. Public Debt in relation to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), to which it is usually compared.

Rightly or wrongly, people do believe that they understand the value of gold. Below is a visual aid to help you see how much larger the U.S. Public Debt is compared to the value of "All of the Gold in the World". The calculation and data sources are now displayed below the graph.

 

How the calculations are made:

Believe it or not, the U.S. Treasury does provide for people to make specific contributions to pay off the U.S. Public Debt. To see how  click here to go to the U.S. Treasury website and scroll all the way to the bottom..

To see why adding all of the world's silver to the U.S. Debt comparison does not make the debt look smaller, click here.

Related Links:

Modern Money Mechanics: A workbook on Bank Reserves and Deposit Expansion by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Talking Points on the Likely Consequences of Re-Establishment of a Gold Standard

$100 Trillion Dollar Solution

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