The real dimension of external debt

Following the map of Europe’s external debt, here comes the same data put into global context. This map is a modified version of a work that has been made for the Times newspaper (featured in the printed edition on March, 25) in their coverage of the 2010 budget. As this picture shows, it is not only the Eurozone, but most Western countries in a deep crisis – global inequalities the other way around this time – this is a topic that will be with us for months (and years) to come and still a long way to go on the road to recovery. So, keep this picture in mind:

(click here for large map)


Further reading recommendation:
The Gaian Economics website discusses the numbers shown in these maps: Who is rating whom? and Lies, Damned Lies, and Economic Statistics.

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