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Where is America’s Debt? [Infographic]

America’s collective debt, also called the national debt or the public debt, represents the money that the U.S. government owes to the owners of debt instruments that are issued by the U.S. treasury. There are several types of debt instruments issued by the U.S. Department of the Treasury. All of these items are collectively called treasuries.

America has always had debt. Since the 18th century, the country has carried a load of debt that has fluctuated with the political and social climate of the day. In 1860, America’s debt was $65 million. The Civil War brought about a major spike in the debt. World War I and World War II also brought about major rises in the debt. The latest American debt numbers have put it at its steepest numbers since the debt level spiked during World War II.

 

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Does Europe have an alcohol problem?

A plan by the SNP in Scotland to introduce a minimum price for alcohol, has won the backing of an academic report which suggests that it could save hundreds of lives each year.

It is being proposed that a 40p per unit minimum level on alcohol could save around 70 alcohol-related deaths in its first year. Not only that, but it is thought that it will cut crime, improve absences from work and improve overall quality of life, according the academics at Sheffield University.

Add on another 10 years, and the study predicts that it could save the health service GBP £160 million, and lead to 370 fewer deaths per year.

 

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Source : http://www.nextgenerationfood.com