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The US government is $16,828,845,497,183.90 in debt (but who's counting?). How did we get here?
Talk about the origins of our debt, and you'll start a conversation about policy in the last few years, maybe the last decade. But, as MoAF President David Cowen explains to The Motley Fool's Morgan Housel, the real origins go back much farther than that.