BW #17: Debt ceiling (solution)
The amount of debt the US can issue is approaching its limit, known as the "debt ceiling." What does the debt look like, and who holds it? Let's find out, using Pandas and ChatGPT!
As I write this, high-level US officials are still discussing the debt ceiling. That’s the maximum amount of money that the US federal government can officially owe. If the debt ceiling isn’t raised, then the US will end up defaulting on its loans — largely, but not only, meaning that it won’t make its regular payments to bondholders.
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