Ponzi Planet The Danger Debt Poses to the Western World

Countries around the world, particularly in the West, are hopelessly in the red, with debt rising every day. Even worse, politicians seem paralyzed, unable -- or unwilling -- to do anything about it. It is a global disaster that threatens the immediate future. But there might be a way out.
A work by the graffiti artist Banksy in London.

A work by the graffiti artist Banksy in London.

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Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan