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How The U.S. Treasury Borrows Money – Explained In A Minute Flat



As we all know, the finances of a nation are incredibly complex, especially when it comes to the borrowing and loaning of money. But this fact doesn't stop many americans from wonder how exactly out treasury borrows money. The easy answer- bonds. Check out the video below for a quick and easy explanation of how this works.

The Quick Version:

That gives you the basics on bonds, but what kinds of bonds is the government actually selling? The follow infographic gives some more specific details.

Summary Of Treasury Securities:


Obviously, this is an extremely quick look into an otherwise complex issue, but even a minimal understanding is better than nothing at all. So let's put our somewhat informed opinions to use and tell us what you think of this practice in the comments. Should the treasury be borrowing money?

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