The National Debt: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

The national debt has long been portrayed as a burden we’re placing on future generations. John Oliver discusses how national debt works, why people are so concerned about it, and why it might be more helpful that you think.
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  • Can’t we just print 28 trillion dollars to pay it off?

    jjjjjjPrieš 5 minučių
  • Borrowing to build factories creates jobs, but our national debt just grows. Is it a fair comparison? John Oliver your just a fake pr man for someone... name he/her it. Also, you’re not funny

    Rick AbboudRick AbboudPrieš val
  • wow - and I came into this expecting Oliver would have finally found a topic with a sensible take on. Wrong.

    aylmer666aylmer666Prieš val
  • Idk why this came up on my feed. But don't be a debt slave to fiat currency. Buy silver #silversqueeze #EndTheFed

    SigmaSigmaPrieš 2 val
  • it's because capitalism is fake

    Kat ReynoldsKat ReynoldsPrieš 2 val
  • People talk about debt like its a moonrock or something from outer space. Theres a famous business self help book called Other people's money. In other words, debt. Thats how yiu grow a business. America is nothing if not business. So people need to get a grip. They need to be concerned with their personal debt situation. Thats debt that is using future dollars. The U S can always light up the creditors.

    itsfairgameitsfairgamePrieš 3 val
  • The end of this episode is pure gold.

    Michelle CelesteMichelle CelestePrieš 3 val
  • I like listening to John Oliver at 1.5x speed. Then he actually sounds like the little weasel he is. Billionaires bother you, but trillion dollar debts dont?

    BenBenPrieš 4 val
  • Stop being funny already and just say the points, you are not funny dude! Just cringe! Or hire some better writers!seriously! I was such big fan of the show at once, now I cant stand it!

    Tech MasterTech MasterPrieš 4 val
  • The same BS the UK public was given before their empire's collapse. Stiff upper lip for the poor while the well-heeled walked off scot-free with your tax dollars in tax havens. I don't buy this import. Pay your bills or be servants to your lender. Britain is the bellwether.

    Steve GodenichSteve GodenichPrieš 4 val
  • 10:39 Actually it is being a slave to someone. In my opinion. Just tell that to the poor who take out loans from the sharks. Maybe he's to rich to know that.

    MarioMarioPrieš 4 val
  • The oppression in this country is real.... My family being low income is suffering from a great deal of oppression from the system in place that governs our people.... Laws are made against the poor to keep families of color oppressed and in some cases like ours it flows over to all of the poor not only those of color. As a family we feel the pain our country is suffering through as so much of our case relates. We are currently guilty until proven innocent. Being denied justice or safety because we aren't rich enough to afford a lawyer... By the way modest means... a program to help people retain a lawyer (and in this case we didnt even start any of the court proceedings) Can only lower the retainer to $1,500. (There is even a case we overheard the lawyer and judge discuss by name where a person suffering from mental illness has to defend herself in family court.) We have been battling against the loss of our children for the last 2 years.(they pulled a trump and spread misinformation and made a decade of false reports all unfounded and even brainwashed coached manipulated and mentally destroyed our children.) Recently we received a letter of recommendation from the therapist that states : To Whom it may concern, My name is ******** ********; I am a licensed marriage and family therapist at douglas CARES. I began working with the ***** and ******I family July 9th, 2020 for individual and family therapy due to diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder in many family members. During my time working with the family, they have made immense progress, they are beginning to stabilize however, visits with the kid’s grandparents cause behaviors and anxieties tend to escalate prior to and immediately following contact with their grandparents. There have been several behavioral concerns and stressors prior to and following visits with the children’s grandparents. The girls had been placed in relative foster care, with their maternal grandparents. This placement did not encourage a relationship with their mother and the girls were then moved into nonrelative care. While living with their grandparents the relationship between the girls and Douglas CARES has gone though many challenges. The grandparents would continuously get involved in their treatment and berate them into telling them about their sessions. The grandparents strongly discouraged any positive conversations regarding mom. For example, **** has reported that if she was to behave poorly in visits with her mother or Douglas CARES staff, she would be rewarded with bubble gum ice cream. When **** was ask how long this behavior had been going on with her grandparents, she reported “my whole life.” During **** and ****’s time in care, they have had an estranged relationship with their mother and stepfather; both have been working on reestablishing this relationship in therapy. Both girls are wishing to spend more time with their mother and stepfather at this point. Since the girls have been asking to visit and go back to live with their mother, they have been feeling as if their grandparents are treating them differently. **** has stated that she feels as if her grandparents are mad at her due to wishing to return home. When in sessions with Douglas CARES staff, if they attempted to identify strengths of their mothers or past positive memories, the girls would become agitated and not speak to therapist working with the girls the following visit. Due to these concerns, it is my recommendation that any visits between the **** and ****** family is conducted at the child welfare building. Weekly visits with the girl’s grandparents had become detrimental to the progress the girls are making in treatment. Visits with grandparents should be limited to once a month, supervised at DHS. Since starting visits with their grandparents, **** has begun to act out, including harming her sister, being defiant and having (bathroom) accidents both at night and during the day. I am concerned that these visits are causing a relapse of post trauma anxiety for the family. Thank you very much for your consideration in this matter. And the judge knowing all of this and more still is trying to force us to place our child in the care of people who have done so much to our children already. We as parents are absolutely mortified at the way everything has transposed. We have much more information please contact us by email:

    Allen BowersAllen BowersPrieš 4 val
    • @Steve Godenich agreed. No one should have to deal with this.

      Allen BowersAllen BowersPrieš 2 val
    • It's not because of you, believe me, the system is screwed up.

      Steve GodenichSteve GodenichPrieš 3 val
  • A factory that pollutes. Great Idea!

    MarioMarioPrieš 4 val
  • It's always amusing when Conservative grifters pretend to care about the future of humanity. I swear to god, in any conversation I have with one about things like, you know; global warming, deforestation, over-population, the energy crisis, the response I get is almost universal across the board, "I don't care, I'll be dead". Good news grifters! There won't be a world to uphold us to our debt if the entire planet and 98% of the population is dead!

    A Breathing CoffinA Breathing CoffinPrieš 5 val
  • Interest rates are low because they are artificially set by Federal Reserve and other world governments. Whoever wrote this segment obviously didn’t research this topic at all.

    Ben DoverBen DoverPrieš 5 val
  • "I don't know I'm not an economist" That's why you are saying stupid things about debt. I really like you work on different issues. But you are toeing the line of democrats. Interest rate are historic low but they will rise along with high inflation.

    Pak myth busterPak myth busterPrieš 5 val
    • ah yes where did you get your econ degree from

      Jonathan SchwartzJonathan SchwartzPrieš 5 val
  • John: “blah, blah Republicans bad, blah blah leftist good.” They’re both corrupt, Mr. Oliver.

    Ben DoverBen DoverPrieš 5 val
    • then who is good

      Jonathan SchwartzJonathan SchwartzPrieš 5 val
  • stimulus that end up in international trade is not creating any economic value in USA.

    Pak myth busterPak myth busterPrieš 5 val
  • I was a fan of J Oliver at one time, but not anymore. He responds to the views of others with jokes and absent of any coherent counter arguments. There are economists that CAN explain the trends he mentioned.

    RonRonPrieš 5 val
    • First of all, I want to thank you, Jonathan, for a civil conversation. It’s nice to have a peaceful exchange. That being said, we need to be cautious of the dichotomous constructs that only let us see things as right or left. I move within the continuum depending on this issue. I’m not a libertarian, but I do agree with their caution on economic matters. We can still invest in national concerns, but we need to temper our spending with prudent safeguards. Reckless spending will only jeopardize national programs and diminish any progress that we have made.

      RonRonPrieš 2 val
    • @Ron the national debt is something that is used by the right and other operatives to defur progress. The us is too big to fail and if we do the world will suffer.

      Jonathan SchwartzJonathan SchwartzPrieš 3 val
    • @Jonathan Schwartz They are not the only economists out there. Some are questioning our manipulation of interest rates and constant printing of currency to support many government programs (military and social). Many of our past economic troubles have resulted from these type of actions. I consider myself left of center and a proponent of many government social investments, but I am not blind to the dangers of careless spending and a lack of real monetary wealth. Just because you cannot explain why something happens does not mean you continue to do it.

      RonRonPrieš 4 val
    • The head of the IMF is a pretty good economists. There are also children who can explain why the earth is round but adults that cannot

      Jonathan SchwartzJonathan SchwartzPrieš 5 val
  • The bill comes due in inflation. So great job running propaganda for inflating away the savings and income of the 99%

    The WoodEThe WoodEPrieš 6 val
    • just eat the rich when we get hungry

      Jonathan SchwartzJonathan SchwartzPrieš 5 val
  • Dog having a blast during a riot about to chase down a tear gas grenade 15:15

    wnnalis cioovwnnalis cioovPrieš 6 val
  • "About three pages of your notes app" is john oliver taking shots at logan paul???

    Caleb TranthamCaleb TranthamPrieš 6 val
  • I mean if US is just spending someone else's money and is under so much debt.. Why is US still called the worlds number one.. If you are just spending someone else money you are not rich.. you ll have to pay it someday.

    ChaturChaturPrieš 7 val
  • The only good news here is you idiots who believe this Bs he's spewing here are gonna get it good and hard when the dollar is worthless.

    J underwoodJ underwoodPrieš 8 val
    • ah yes borowing money make dollar worthless. What a genius take from you

      Jonathan SchwartzJonathan SchwartzPrieš 5 val
  • So Democrats aren't using a double standard when Obama said that our Debt is Un-American?

    Christopher HendersonChristopher HendersonPrieš 8 val
    • did you watch the video. Republicans cause pointless debt

      Jonathan SchwartzJonathan SchwartzPrieš 4 val
  • It's strange how people talk about all the profits,they've been making through trading of bitcoin,while am here not making any profit at all.Please can Someone put me through on the right path or at least tell me what I'm doing wrong?

    Marc M. GilmoreMarc M. GilmorePrieš 8 val
    • @Jeremy Newton those cources are all lies and will not make you money forex in particular you need to know what your doing and the margins are not great.

      Jonathan SchwartzJonathan SchwartzPrieš 3 val
    • the secret to being a successful trader is compound interest. Understanding how to use the power of compounding is crucial for any trader. He also goes over how much risk you should be taking on when you're trading forex

      Jonathan KristinJonathan KristinPrieš 4 val
    • Cryptocurrency /forex trading is a big chance to make money nowadays, if you can't see that at this point is time you learn more about it

      Jeremy NewtonJeremy NewtonPrieš 4 val
    • That's true most people today have been having a lot of failures in forex and crypto sector because of poor orientation and bad experts

      Williams ScottWilliams ScottPrieš 4 val
    • dont thats stupid bitcoin is not a stable investment

      Jonathan SchwartzJonathan SchwartzPrieš 4 val
  • “What is the reason for that!? Well... idk.” 🤣🤣🤣

    Tyler LopesTyler LopesPrieš 8 val
  • What a stupid time to be alive.

    Kate KinardKate KinardPrieš 8 val
  • John Oliver is is a comedian, not an economist. If you want to learn about national debt go to Rothbard, Hayek, or Mises. Not Comedy Central

    F AF APrieš 8 val
    • @j d I think the H is silent

      F AF APrieš 5 val
    • HBO dummy. Pay attention

      j dj dPrieš 6 val
  • Tax cuts for the rich, solving U.S. debt. Yeah that sounds right. Let’s have the richest top 5 to 1% NOT be forced to give money to the government in very large amounts. That will certainly give the government more money and allow them to repay debt or invest in more smart economic decisions like infrastructure and public schooling, and other things that could repay debt on its own through improvements in the economy. ! Oh and let’s tax the poorer people more. They can give the government all the money they need. What’s that? They haven’t gotten any richer since the 1950s, and only the rich have gained money since then? Nah everything’s fine. Let’s keep taxi the rich less and less. It’s bound to work SOME TIME.

    NightmareNightmarePrieš 8 val
  • B...b..but commies in the 70s Baby eating hollywood elites! It can't be out fault It must be the commies fault we are in this downwards spiral It can't be because one party placed politics over country That can't have been it

    Clockwork LullabyClockwork LullabyPrieš 9 val
  • The TI-nspire should definitely be everyone’s favorite graphing calculator

    Gruntslayer 35Gruntslayer 35Prieš 9 val
  • Thank you so much for teaching me about this. The national debt seems like a vagary and politicians throw it around to fearmonger, of course. It's good to know I actually understand what this issue is. You're the best, John

    Nicolle SalazarNicolle SalazarPrieš 9 val
    • i really expect that you are ironic

      rodrigo siqueirarodrigo siqueiraPrieš 52 minutes
  • "Sick flamethrower Bro"

    mule gebremule gebrePrieš 9 val
  • So basically Republicans lie. And water is wet. More news at eleven!

    john smithjohn smithPrieš 10 val
    • yes, public debt is a lie. America need to spend more and more

      rodrigo siqueirarodrigo siqueiraPrieš 52 minutes
  • Also, as a 90s millennial, the older generations already fucked us over in so many other ways. Why is national debt the thing yall care about?

    MadiMadiPrieš 10 val
  • Did Reagan really cut food stamps, welfare, and Medicaid though? As a conservative, I certainly wish that he did, but I'm not sure the data proves any of that out. Plus Democrats controlled Congress during the 80's and I don't recall them agreeing to any of Reagan's budget cuts. Entitlement spending rose significantly in the 80's - it wasn't until the 90's that we saw real entitlement reform with Clinton and Newt.

    HeyMildredHeyMildredPrieš 11 val
  • want to laugh? My country's (Italy) debt is 133% of national GDP. I don't know how anyone can take us seriously.

    ainol 9 novo sparkainol 9 novo sparkPrieš 13 val
  • What's your favorite kind of graphic calculator ?! Haha.

    Doctor BeanisDoctor BeanisPrieš 14 val
  • Can't imagine, John Oliver speak like a perpetual loan defaulter.

    KK BKK BPrieš 16 val
  • I think this is the only time I've seen a "nahhhhhh, its fine" episode from this show. How fitting.

    Joshua BowenJoshua BowenPrieš 16 val
  • Best commercial ever. You should put it on Tic Tok. 😂😂😂

    wwiinnggnnuuttwwiinnggnnuuttPrieš 17 val
  • For the government to spend money to "grow the economy" they have to take money out of the economy in the form of taxes. And I think the economy would probably know better when to do with it in order to grow itself. So the gist of the show is "rich people have plenty of money to take from and stop scaring people with the word debt". In 2020, the government send was $6-6.6Trillion. If you take all the rich people who are US citizens, line them up against the wall communist-style and take all their money away, you might be able to pay for the first 4-6 months of the year. What will you do after that?

    JonathanJonathanPrieš 17 val
  • I miss the studio audience 😔

    thehighlander333thehighlander333Prieš 17 val
  • That Ted Cruz poem is classic

    wsrtwetrwsrtwetrPrieš 17 val
  • Funny that the party that built the system that plummets every student into lifeling debt for getting an education that is worth less every year but that you can't get a job without, wants to talk about the debt that kids will have. Maybe we should feel that way about things like medical debt and a failing wellfare system instead.

    Evelien HeerensEvelien HeerensPrieš 17 val
  • Funny like when Trump was in office the USA debt look like a the space shuttle going up...and now they are complaining?

    João NunesJoão NunesPrieš 18 val
  • America is run like a very shitty business it goes into debt just to give some of it's executives (big company heads) a giant payday while laying off it's employees (having the majority of people in poverty)

    LightlySalted Calming Vlogs and ASMRLightlySalted Calming Vlogs and ASMRPrieš 19 val
  • ur the goat john i wrote a rap and used your name to reference cool things thanks my dude

    Kevin EganKevin EganPrieš 19 val
  • re: Greece-there are three reasons that we didn’t have riots: 1) they weren’t rioting over interest rates-they were rioting over the social safety net cuts that were a condition of the loans and they received. we’d riot too if someone said “okay, sure, we’ll keep your economy alive-but you don’t get social security even though we’re not cutting your social security tax.” 2) the federal reserve-aka the US government-issues dollars, and borrows in dollars. the Greek government borrows in Euros, which are issued by the ECB. The Greek government doesn’t have the ability to issue new dollars to pay it off (not that it would be a good idea to do it all at once, but it’s, you know, possible) and thus the actual amount they owe relative to the purchasing power of a Euro is controlled by someone else. Our credit didn’t take a hit machine can always go brrr. 3) the increased borrowing cost led to demand-side inflation, because the cost of doing business (and therefore buying things from businesses) also went up. Sure, there weren’t more Euros being printed (well, not many-debt arguably does create new money), but consumer prices went up locally in a way totally out of proportion to other Eurozone countries. would love a Modern Monetary Theory followup to this.

    Andrew LonghoferAndrew LonghoferPrieš 19 val
  • This troll of a human being is so misleading. He cherry picks information for his libtard audience

    Dominic VentreDominic VentrePrieš 19 val
    • @j d debt is gonna cause the next recession and then this video will age like milk

      rodrigo siqueirarodrigo siqueiraPrieš 51 minutę
    • @j d simple, look up the bussiness cycle. It explains all. Also you're wrong withbyour statement.

      Dominic VentreDominic VentrePrieš 2 val
    • @Jonathan Schwartz facts are facts. You must be one of his loyal watchers. Smfh. Sheep.

      Dominic VentreDominic VentrePrieš 2 val
    • Libtard audience you sound like a smart guy

      Jonathan SchwartzJonathan SchwartzPrieš 4 val
    • Dems have fixed every republicant recession. sorry, but thems the historical facts. prove me wrong

      j dj dPrieš 5 val
  • Comment

    Aykhan SalmanovAykhan SalmanovPrieš 20 val
  • That poem sucked! 😂

    Misheru GPMisheru GPPrieš 20 val
  • Love John Oliver and he's totally right about the Republican hypocrisy and the need for the right kind of investment (especially post pandemic) but I'm afraid he's doing a massive disservice by downplaying the eventual impact of our country's wasteful, unsustainable and completely out of control spending.

    David SmithDavid SmithPrieš 20 val
  • One of the best places to get news!!!❤️❤️💜💜

    Mjoy YourselfMjoy YourselfPrieš 21 val
  • Come on we all know the Republicans are no more than BIG CRYBABIES TRYING TO SINK BIDEN & HARRIS DEMOCRATS. I'm 63yrs old and have seen so much with Congress. Biden works for we the people and these Republicans only work for themselves.

    Diana HarrisDiana HarrisPrieš 22 val
  • stop giving money to other countries duhhhhh

    Alex DavidAlex DavidPrieš 22 val
    • But Israel needs to protect itself from its own created existential terror and manufactured enemy's, and the money helps them fund their lobby that intimidate the politicians to look the other way.

      Chuck ItallChuck ItallPrieš 21 val
  • It seems like a bubble.

    Josh HawthorneJosh HawthornePrieš 22 val
  • meh.. he should have stephanie kelton on

    Brennan IngramBrennan IngramPrieš 23 val
  • The children and grandchildren thing is clearly just performative. If they *really* cared about the future of their children and grandchildren, they would start trying to do something about the fucking planet being on fire.

    Ross VegasRoss VegasPrieš 23 val
  • This is blatant communist propaganda, government shouldn't spend on infrastructure, it should create incentives for the private sector to do so, and stop taking on debt to create more social programs, this is how government makes the people depend on the government, instead create incentives to motivate the private sector into creating better jobs for the people, like I'd rather govt had a program where they help so shitty jobs pay better than just give it away to no job lifers

    Luis GonzalezLuis GonzalezPrieš 23 val
    • also amazon could build and fix roads that they use to deliver packages but I haven't seen any example of them doing so.

      Jonathan SchwartzJonathan SchwartzPrieš 4 val
    • oh a libertarian well tell me what is the age of consent in your world.

      Jonathan SchwartzJonathan SchwartzPrieš 4 val
  • You increase spending & the debt during bad times -- like runaway inflation set in motion by Nixon, the financial crisis caused by Bush & Republicans and the Covid crisis caused by Trump. You pay it back in good time ... like Clinton did and Trump did NOT. Republicans fuck things up then bitch when Democrats have to fix it. It's more or less what you expect from a terrorist pedophile ring masquerading as the Republican party. They are enemies of America.

    John SmithJohn SmithPrieš dieną
  • Please do one on Japanese nuclear waste dumping decision, the world needs to know.

    SoaringChefSoaringChefPrieš dieną
  • Dummy. The factory analogy doesn't work because the bank expects to get repaid in full, within an agreed upon time. That doesn't exist with the US debt.

    Alan KeelerAlan KeelerPrieš dieną
  • Mind your own business foreigner!

    Frank SilversFrank SilversPrieš dieną
    • he's a us citizen lol

      Francisco MackenzieFrancisco MackenziePrieš 22 val
  • john oliver saying he's "not an economist" just goes to show he has no idea what he is fucking talking about...

    Bob JonesBob JonesPrieš dieną
    • ah yess him who has people recerch the topics and make sure that the information is credible knows nothing. He just reads the script.

      Jonathan SchwartzJonathan SchwartzPrieš 4 val
  • I luv luv luv John Oliver he tells it like it is and he's funny as hell doing it!....he's a very intelligent comedian

    Carmen LawsonCarmen LawsonPrieš dieną
  • As someone that works in the kitchen at a county-run nursing home, another thing that should be changed is the state food regulations because the nursing home gives the diabetic residents food that often gets tossed out.

    Jayred Harp StudiosJayred Harp StudiosPrieš dieną
  • Silly how Republicans are so upset about the national debt when their idea is to keep funding wars and relying on monopolies. Trumps idea of making jobs is throwing money at CEO's, instead of on infrastructure or producing goods, which will create jobs so long as there are both demand and resources to meet demand and services. Silly how we're running out of natural resources, and yet Trump's campaign was about being for the working man, showing for several months on tv and for years on his social media that he's backing coal mining in America. Great! ... except it's running out. Money won't make more mines. Time will. Trump and his good buddies getting tax cuts and more funding does nothing to help declining resources and declining demand.

    ChronoXShadowChronoXShadowPrieš dieną
  • "If he is willing to dig a big hole, he is willing to dig a small one" 😂

    aola wiliaola wiliPrieš dieną
  • Stop borrowing $$$$$$$ from China.

    City CenterCity CenterPrieš dieną
    • 5%

      Jonathan SchwartzJonathan SchwartzPrieš 4 val
  • inflation is already happening

    Keppin JulkinsKeppin JulkinsPrieš dieną
  • How come republicans only care about the national debt when they don't control the white house? How come none of them were complaining as the debt kept rising during the previous four years under the big orange balloon?

    Bryan HeagyBryan HeagyPrieš dieną
  • We didn't know what deficits were until Reagan.

    Al geeAl geePrieš dieną
  • Trump quadrupled the deficit.

    Al geeAl geePrieš dieną
  • It's not entitlements it's unfunded tax cuts.

    Al geeAl geePrieš dieną
  • Countries only go bankrupt when they can't pay us.

    Al geeAl geePrieš dieną
  • Debt is bad. Investment is good. Which one you're doing is up for debate.

    Michael R-AMichael R-APrieš dieną
  • His foul mouth adds nothing but to normalize and encourage an increasing degenerate "society".His foul mouth adds nothing but to normalize and encourage an increasing degenerate "society".

    Joe JonesJoe JonesPrieš dieną
  • Hey John, I heard that there are some new bank policies in 2021. I can no longer make international purchases online without calling my bank. I can’t get them to let me buy from Russia AT ALL. I wonder if you know why this is? Are they really afraid of fraud or is it racism? Or are they trying to keep all our stimulus money in America? 🤔

    Jessica FlorenceJessica FlorencePrieš dieną
  • Not to take the conversations away from these subjects, just we're dealing with a SA crisis right now. I want to help, I think this is helping.. I can't believe I haven't seen anyone else speak on the Dobrik cases like this. They watched it happened. joked about it. Made money off of it, and had over 5 million people a wall- or a door crack away from watching it too... I feel weak, sick to my stomache....

    PrincessArielPrincessArielPrieš dieną
  • starts something he cannot finish............. hilarious

    Rami KeisariRami KeisariPrieš dieną
  • Haha money printer brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr oh no now we are in debt

    RivermenderRivermenderPrieš dieną
  • How's that duopoly working out for ya?

    jdt2003jdt2003Prieš dieną
  • our national debt almost matches the total market cap of S&P 500. it is hard to build a case for our economic freedom.

    Tanner OzTanner OzPrieš dieną
    • Democrats hate economic freedom because they want to put their corrupt burocrats everywhere

      rodrigo siqueirarodrigo siqueiraPrieš 46 minučių
    • economic freedom, there is no economic freedom under capitalism there is always people who control that

      Jonathan SchwartzJonathan SchwartzPrieš 4 val
  • Usually their research is spot on but they missed a big one this time: interest rates have been going down because the central banks of the world have been purposely buying their own bonds and articially deflating rates. When Europe and the ECB said they were going to implement negative interest rates,, that is exactly what they did No mystery about it There is a lot of data on this you can look up...

    ed cuelloed cuelloPrieš dieną
  • The Gov't borrows money - But also prints it...

    jdt2003jdt2003Prieš dieną
  • Neoclassical (so called mainstream) economists don't understand money and don't understand the finance sector and definately don't understand the deflationary pressures of PRIVATE debt. Stephanie Kelton and Steve Keen (and really all of the MMT/Post-Keynsian economists) actually understand wtf is going on in the economy. I suggest reading The Deficit Myth by Kelton and Debunking Economics by Keen among other great insights. Yes, even more than nobel prize winning toolbuckets that think 6 degree celsius global warming will result in a trivial drop in global GDP...apparently cockroaches will begin bartering when the Homo Sapiens die out!

    PMRPMRPrieš dieną
  • "You don't know?" That sounds fishy in an educational show where you were telling us the whole time how you know everything!

    Sina RouhiSina RouhiPrieš dieną
  • PLEASE HELP MY OLD HIGH SCHOOL AND HOME TOWN!! It is almost comical that they removed the Native American Imagery and Symbolisms but are KEEPING "savages" as a nickname... PLEASE TELL THEM HOW RACIST THIS WORD IS!! ​@t

    Michelle ChambersMichelle ChambersPrieš dieną
  • Federal reserve just prints money. If the US economy collapses, the entire world goes to shit. Pretty sure the rules don't want that

    CyberpunkCyberpunkPrieš dieną
  • The anology of making the minimum payment but keep using the credit didn't make sense in the first place. As long as we make the minimum payment, nothing happens. We do it with the fucked up student loan system every month LOL

    Omega SkittlesOmega SkittlesPrieš dieną
  • The National Debt is like: I used the debt to destroy the debt.

    Gabriel Le PenGabriel Le PenPrieš dieną
  • lmao

    cicirunnercicirunnerPrieš dieną
  • Last part of video omg it's too nasty makes me wanna puke- disturbing how media wanna brainwash

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    • @Jonathan Schwartz thanks for info- i never watched the video itself; so i couldn't grasp the full content or the last part's intention instead i just assumed good you let me know👍

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    • Its literally a joke its a parody of the other view points ads don't think your being brainwashed by one side.

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  • When we all get excited when he starts reciting a Ted Cruz poem :D

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  • Republicans are really worried about leaving a better world for their children except when it comes to climate change

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  • That's a hot take on some Julia Quinn novels, John.

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  • So.....keep right on spending? What's the worst that could happen. :)

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