Hundreds of years ago, early economists were puzzled by a quirk in pricing: why do some non-essential goods cost so much while truly essential goods cost so little? As an example, why are water and grain so cheap when they are so vital for human survival? Why are gold and diamonds so expensive when neither is a necessity?
Here’s a stunning video that provides visual context of the massive scale of National Debt. The United States owes a lot of money. As of 2017, US deficit is larger than the size of the economy. Currently there is no debt ceiling, it has been suspended. To see current debt live visit US Debt Clock.