Per capita government borrowing

With the huge amount of borrowing governments have done, it is always better to be able to put into perspective just how much borrowing there has been.  Here’s one from the FT, calculating the per capita of government borrowing:


Ireland has the biggest from among the countries while the US has the second biggest, followed closely by the UK. Notice that while Japan has debt about 170% of its GDP, it is still much smaller on a per capita basis than the US, whose debt level isn’t even 100% of its GDP.

Source: FT


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