A Note by Rema Marie Kodaimati
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The global debt levels have reached new records despite the massive technological advances made in recent decades. The current global debt has reached approximately 350% of the global GDP, or the equivalent of $37,500 per person in the world. Although international economists have forecasted that the global economy will continue to grow in 2023, albeit at a decreased rate of 2.7% from the 6% of 2021, their predictions are based upon gross domestic product, (“GDP”), a metric that is often criticized as misrepresenting the true state of economic health or the general well-being of societies. Looking at the debt levels within the United States alone, circumstances do not appear to be any better as federal borrowing has practically reached the nearly $31 trillion national cap, with the Treasury Department using latch ditch accounting maneuvers … Read the rest