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The Number: $16 Trillion

That's America’s current national debt, which adds up to around $50,000 for every man, woman, and child in this country. Dan Gross and Megan McArdle reveal how the huge sum affects global markets—and what it means for the DNC.

09.05.12 2:15 PM ET

That's America’s current national debt, which adds up to around $50,000 for every man, woman, and child in this country. Dan Gross and Megan McArdle reveal how the huge sum affects global markets—and what it means for the DNC.