The monetary base "consists of coins, paper money (both as bank vault cash and as currency circulating in the public), and commercial banks' reserves with the central bank." Currently the U.S. monetary base is sitting somewhere around 2.7 Trillion. So if you went out and gathered all of that
If each person in the United States were to add an equal portion of the national debt to their personal balance sheet, how much would it be? Want to know more? Get an overview of national debt by clicking here!
Enlarged version of the INFOGRAPHIC: bit.ly/10K319W Did you guess $16.2 trillion? Our *gross* national debt is, in fact, over $16 trillion. About $11.3 trillion of that is debt held by the public. The other $5 trillion is intragovernmental debt, which includes non-marketable securities such as the