USA Today graph on debt in U.S. and abroad
USA Today has an interactive graph today showing the growth of U.S. and international debt since 1943. In the last 30 years, debt-per-American has increased from $10,210 to $38,655. However, the trend line in the last four years might be the most astonishing thing on the page.
Viewers can compare debt-as-a-percentage-of-GDP between several countries. Greece’s ratio still far outpaces the U.S.’s, but both have moved up in recent years.