Why Italy Is Selling Some Palazzos

Looking at Italy’s debt and beyond at the world, we can worry about massive borrowing that reflects a larger proportion of a country’s GDP.

Six Facts: What We Need To Know About World Debt

The six facts that summarize world debt identify the big borrowers, the risky borrowers, and the criteria for deciding how much to worry.

What Does the World Owe?

With the U.S. an increasingly large contributor and an example of “debt creep,” world debt is dominated by five countries.