2 thoughts on “US debt and unfunded liabilities”

  1. Another excellent infographic, Schalk. What would the total value of world derivatives market look like? Whatever the answer may be, when that pillar on the right collapses, it will make the fall of the WTC seem like the toppling of a sand castle swept away with the incoming tide. May be doomsday preppers are sensible after all…

    1. Yep, we have certainly managed to claim as much of the future as at all possible through debt, entitlement promises and futures contracts (type of derivative). I am bravely resisting turning into a doomsdayer, but the more I learn, the more difficult this starts to become…

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