Should We Worry About The National Debt?

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A billboard showing the U.S. debt
A billboard displaying the U.S. national debt is displayed along the Las Vegas Strip on March 18, 2020. The debt has since topped $28 trillion. David Becker/ AP Photo

The United States collectively owes more than $28 trillion — more money than the entire country generates in a year. But how much should we worry about this debt? We talk with a senior fellow at the Brookings Institute about what problems the debt could cause and whether we should fret about it.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Joe Tarr Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • David Wessel Guest