Just look at the debt level of each country in this index!!! US has 97% of its GDP in Debt UK has 400% of its GDP in debt!! List of countries by external debt - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia So theoretically it is impossible for the west to recover. So what are they going to do? How will they pay China? and if USA is not paying China for all the goods it exported then China is going bankrupt too? Also how did they allow this debt to raise so high, has this been wantedly and consciously done so as to slow the developing economies? Please explain this freaknomics to me.