USA Today graph on debt in U.S. and abroad
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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.