The world is awash in trillions of dollars of debt.

Governments, corporations, and households, especially in Canada, have piled up massive amounts of IOUs.

How manageable is that debt as interest rates go up?

And how high can rates go before causing financial and economic problems?

Have a look at some great charts that illustrate this unprecedented debt story, find out how we got into this mess, and how central banks have to walk a tightrope to avoid a debt disaster.


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