Economist Dan Mitchell joins Jeff Deist to discuss what might be the biggest threat of all to American prosperity: the shocking and unconscionable US government debt. What does $20 trillion in Treasury IOUs really mean for the private economy? Will the US government ever default and force bond holders to take a well-deserved haircut—or will the Fed continue to bail out Congress with low interest rates? Can this go on indefinitely, especially since other governments often have even worse fiscal and monetary policies? This is a sobering discussion of a reality politicians don't want to face.
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