It’s Scary That You Actually Believe What You’re Saying

One of Slate’s writers did a cute little animated video on why we shouldn’t worry about the debt.

I’m sorry to tell you this, but the government can’t indefinitely print money (ask the Weimar Republic) and our inflation rate is missing two key indicators (food and energy). You’re also missing something in the neighborhood of $200 trillion in unfunded obligations (Social Security, Medicare, federal pensions).

Update: Reason has a better article on what’s wrong with the video.

Slate, please go talk to a real economist and try again.

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