Our National Debt: Political Gamesmanship or a Game of Chicken?

BY Paul Solman  April 22, 2011 at 11:13 AM EDT

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A graphic chronicle of debt ceiling hikes from Bloomberg Businessweek. For the record, it doesn’t seem like either ‘political gamesmanship’ or a game of chicken, so much as a vivid illustration of how and why the national debt has grown.

Click here to see the full infographic, and here to read the accompanying Businessweek article.

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