Real US debt levels could be 2,000% of economy, a Wall Street report suggests

CNBC | September 09, 2019

Total potential debt for the U.S. by one all-encompassing measure is running close to 2,000% of GDP, according to an analysis that suggests danger but also cautions against reading too much into the level. AB Bernstein came up with the calculation — 1,832%, to be exact — by including not only traditional levels of public debt like bonds but also financial debt and all its complexities as well as future obligations for so-called entitlement programs like Social Security, Medicare and public pensions.

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As part of the economic impact study of the U.S. Horse Industry, state specific impact data and additional estimates were generated for a number of “break-out” states.

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As part of the economic impact study of the U.S. Horse Industry, state specific impact data and additional estimates were generated for a number of “break-out” states.

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