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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Cambodia's Deadly Experiment

In the 1950s, students started gathering in Paris. They were reading Karl Marx. They were forming book clubs. They were trying to come up with a better version of society. One that moved away from the division of labor. One that moved away from the capitalism in the big cities that they so despised. ... One of those students would change his name to Pol Pot. He and his colleagues formed a new political party, a takeover in Cambodia. They called themsevles the Khmer Rouge. ... Under Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge, one out of four people in that country died in less than four years. 

-- Matt Kibbe,

Shadow Stats Snapshot


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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: 4.3%
    FreeMarket Central Shadow Stats: 22.0%
  • Inflation:
    FreeMarket Central May Year-to-Year: 1.87% (CPI-U*)
    FreeMarket Central Shadow Stats: 9.6%

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