Thanks, Slobodan. One might hope a graphic presentation like this would be an eye opener for some. Unfortunately, visualizing the debt in terms of physical mass masks the actual effects of the debt. I suspect a far too frequent response is, "Well, that's really bad news, but it's bad news for somebody else -- like the banks or the 'market.'" Maybe I'm wrong, but I suspect a fair number of people, perhaps even a majority, don't see government debt affecting their own lives. What a shock it'll be when the truth comes out, which it will no matter how much our politicians work to prevent it. How many people nowadays know the history of the Weimar Republic?