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Public Debt

Money or credit owed by a central (or state or local) government to creditors foreign or domestic. The size of the public debt reflects how much of public spending is borrowed. Since government revenue comes mainly from taxation, public debt translates into future taxation.

 

Antony Davies - What are the Dangers of Too Much Debt (LearnLiberty.org)

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