national debt

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the debt of the national government (as distinguished from the debts of individuals and businesses and political subdivisions)

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Pandion is concerned that due to the increase in debt, public programs like Medicare and Medicaid may be targeted for cuts.
"External Debt, Public Investment, and Growth in Low-Income Countries." IMF Working Paper No.
See the blogs: Web of Debt, Public Banking Solution, and Public Banking Institute.
The data further shows that external debt was recorded at $72.98bn on June 30 this year, out of which $61.36bn was public debt, Public Sector Enterprises (PSE) guaranteed debt stood at $1,27mn, PSE non-guaranteed debt was $1,48mn.
Let TD, PUBL and PRIV denote total debt, public debt and private debt, respectively.
The accumulation of debt, public and private, will continue to weigh on growth."