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Explain Like I'm 5: Bite sized answers to stuff you should know about - in a mini podcast

Dec 20, 2019

If every major country is in billions of debt, where are they borrowing from? Who exactly do they owe? Are there any consequences for them being in debt? Why is it a problem when it gets large? Why was Greece in trouble, while Japan seemingly has high debt but is fine?


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