Saturday, July 23, 2011

US Debt Clock

Just how quickly is the US national debt accumulating? What about state debts? Get the real-time answers to those questions and more at USDebtClock.org. The US Debt Clock provides real-time information about the national debt including information like "debt per citizen," revenue sources, largest budget item spending, and interest on debts.

US Debt Clock offers options for viewing state debt information. The state debt information isn't as detailed as the information available for the national debt, but it still offers real-time updates for GDP, debt, and debt to GDP ratios.

Applications for Education
US Debt Clock could be a neat resource for teachers of Civics and Government. You could use the clock to introduce an activity in which students develop and propose ideas to slow the growth of the national debt. Keep the clock running throughout the time that students are developing and proposing their ideas. Then show them how much the debt has grown in the time it took them to develop and share their ideas.