The Super Debt Clock

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Click here for the best Debt Clock you will ever lay your eyes on.

The US Debt Clock provides the most comprehensive numerical picture of the national debt and what makes it the monster it is today: soaring spending on pensions, entitlements, interest and countless other “items.”

Click on most of the chart numbers, and explanations pop up at the top of the page.

Why should we care? Because government has to get the money from somewhere. Too often that means turning on the printing press, creating dollars from thin air.

The result: Your money is worth less by the year.

Click here for the government’s own CPI Inflation Calculator. It shows how our spending power has declined thanks to the gradual weakening of the dollar. Calculate what one dollar in 1980 is worth today. You’ll be in for a shock.

Moral of the story: Runaway government debt isn’t our children’s problem. It’s our problem. Not tomorrow— but right now.

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When America Was Truly The Land Of Opportunity

For [early immigrants] America was truly the land of opportunity. For the first time in their lives, many were truly free to pursue their own objectives. That freedom released the human energies which created the United States. There were few government programs to turn to and nobody expected them. But also there were few rules and regulations. There were no licenses, no permits, no red tape to restrict them. They found, in fact, a free market, and most of them thrived on it. 

-- Milton Friedman,

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ShadowStats alternate economic indicators are based on the methodology of noted economist John Williams, specialist in government economic reporting.

  • Unemployment:
    FreeMarket Central BLS: 4.35%
    FreeMarket Central Shadow Stats: 22.1%
  • Inflation:
    FreeMarket Central July Year-to-Year: 1.63% (CPI-U*)
    FreeMarket Central Shadow Stats: 9.3%

*[cpi-u is the Bureau of Labor Statistics inflation rate for all urban consumers]