MILESTONE: U.S. Debt Rises Over $18 Trillion

Total public outstanding for the U.S. government surpassed US$ 18 trillion. 10 years ago, on December 1, 2006, the United States had US$ 8.64 trillion in total public debt outstanding. 20 years ago, on December 1, 2006, the United States had US$ 5.29 trillion in total public debt outstanding.

Sovereign wealth funds like Norway’s Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG) have modified its government bond benchmarks to reflect weighting towards economic growth versus total debt outstanding.


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