Archive for May, 2010

U.S. National Debt About to Hit $13 Trillion

May 7, 2010

While checking the U.S. national debt with Uncle Sam’s Debt Clock on my iPhone, I have noticed that it’s getting awfully close to the $13 trillion mark.

So I decided to plot the latest data from the U.S. Treasury to try to predict when our debt will surpass that mark. Looks like it will happen any day now. The blue line is the actual debt, and the red line is my extrapolation.

U.S. National Debt To Hit $13 Trillion

Click on the chart above to view it full size.

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John Bull’s Debt Clock v1.7

May 7, 2010

A new version of the John Bull’s Debt Clock iPhone/iPod touch app has now gone live on the App Store.

Version 1.7 has been updated with the March 2010 debt data from the UK Office for National Statistics.