Comment: Thanks Mark.

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Thanks Mark.

I find it hard to tell what the real tale is. Not many data points to go on.

If Congress hadn't been irresponsible for 174 years. But that's it nature. Even the 50 kilotonnes of 1980 seems excessive given the likely trendlines.

Of course, Andrew Jackson had the right idea regarding central banks and national debt. One silver dollar per 400 citizens was pretty good. Zero debt would be better.

Sadly we have never had a US Treasury except in name. The US never had a Treasure, we just pretended to, and continue to fool ourselves. Congress finds that useful I suppose.

Free includes debt-free!