Timewasters: The debt clock


The Economist has unveiled the global debt clock, a country-by-country look at which countries are tapped out. In the image above, the darkest countries are the ones most in debt.

You can manipulate the data for the last decade. Did you know, for example, China’s public debt is increasing at a 15% rate for 2011? That’s lower than the United States’ anticipated 12.7% increase. But the U.S. debt is about $27,000 per capita. It’s about $800 per capita in China.

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