In October 2013, the U.S.A. went through
a crisis when the debt ceiling, voted period-
ically by the Congress, reached its limit of
$16.394 trillion. Here is this debt pictured in
stacks of $100 bills.
Of course, these sky-scrapers of
paper money will never exist, since
the debt is made up of money that
does not exist, and inflates because
of compound interest. Even if all
the bank notes in circulation were
collected, there is no way the debt
could be paid back.