[box type=”info” align=”” class=”” width=””]by Martin Armstrong, [/box]
This chart uses IMF estimates to show the countries most burdened by their national debt. Japan has by far the biggest problem, with general government gross debt at 238 percent of its GDP. In fourth place, the economic struggles of Lebanon add an extra dimension to the devastating explosion in the capital city on Beirut on August 4. Tens of thousands of people have been pushed into poverty during the economic crisis and helped fueled large anti-government protests.
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