7 Things You Need to Know About the National Debt, Deficits, and the Dollar

Publication Date: June 2011

Publisher: Center for Economic and Policy Research

Author(s): Dean Baker

Research Area: Economics

Keywords: national debt; budget deficit; dollar

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


This paper covers seven key points about the national debt, budget and trade deficits, and the dollar that the public needs to understand in order to be well-informed and prepared to choose among various policy options.