A billion here, a billion there – soon you’re talking about real money.
News reports often focus on debt to gdp ratios, but it’s powerful to actually show the magnitudes of each, and compare the amounts already committed to what remains to be financed, as is done here by Spiegel:
A rawer way of looking at the debt of all of the PIIGS, in piles of euros:
This version shows who loaned Greece the money:
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