Footnote † from “The Debt Ceiling Explained”


Of course, the President doesn’t personally borrow money. Really, the Department of the Treasury, that he oversees, issues debt on behalf of the US government, and fully explaining the process by which the government issues debt in the same department that both prints new cash and collects taxes quickly leads to questions about money’s existential nature. So, for simplicity’s sake, let’s just ignore that for now.

37 comments on “Footnote † from “The Debt Ceiling Explained””

  1. Anson Sieu says:

    FOOTNOTES

  2. Mr Fat-face says:

    Not mentioning the federal reserve does what the treasury department should be doing***

  3. David Thompson says:

    where these the invisible annotations thought the old videos? Thanks for listening them although its a shame you had to.

  4. ThatRandomDude says:

    What's with all the comments that are older than the video?

  5. Levi Crandall says:

    These footnotes are not that. CGP Grey comes back from the void with half a dozen footnote videos, and they're all going to be on YT Trending before we're done with them.

  6. Qwertyuoip 123 says:

    It’s Greysmas!!

  7. goblinoid says:

    yeah, we don't want to acknowledge capitalism is broken, that would be bad.

  8. David Pham says:

    Wait money is a myth?

  9. Xhoc says:

    Why did all these get listed all of a sudden

  10. Rebel90x says:

    WHAT THE FUCK HOW ARE THERE COMMENTS FROM YEARS AGO WHEN THIS WAS POSTED TODAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2019???

    HAS TIME TRAVEL BEEN INVENTED? IS IT A GLITCH? ARE WE NOT SUPPOSED TO KNOW? DID SOMEONE ALTER THE PAST SO WE SEE THEM? WHAAA

  11. Lightningfun 64 says:

    Oh my fucking god he posted so much in one day usually takes 3 months oh yeh yeh

  12. Warren Lehmkuhle says:

    Footnote: His uploading spikes.

  13. Max Wilde says:

    Will CPG Grey go into the nature of money, central banking, and Austrian vs. laissez faire economics!?!?!?
    CPG Grey PLEASEEE

  14. Nolan Waithe says:

    I had to watch this at least 10 times for me to understand what he managed to say in that less-than-20-minute timeframe

  15. Bluemer says:

    I’m so confused

  16. Irok 121 says:

    Binging these footnotes is great.

  17. Vladimir Cruz says:

    Is that a story for another time?

  18. TJ Domino says:

    CGP Grey really throwing all the popular youtubers off their game with those 7 uploads in one day

  19. S Edwards says:

    Nononono please don't just ignore that, that's a super important topic. The only online media that goes into significant depth about money creation is the Zeitgeist movies, which have… other issues.

  20. Scorched says:

    What? This footnote published today has comments 3 YEARS OLD??? WHAT?! Edit: Comments 6 years old?!

  21. thetriplea11 says:

    none of these showed up in my subfeed?

  22. The Hunter x Hunter 2011 Dickriding Association says:

    The federal reserve is a private bank

  23. cixlo says:

    I'm looking at my my notifications like, What the fuck?
    I was expecting at least 3 more years

  24. The Real Dylamb says:

    FOR NOW

  25. Huy Đức Lê says:

    Wait where did all these footnotes come from ?

  26. Archaeology Decline and fall of my hair line says:

    I agree

  27. vptes1 says:

    Yea totally disliking these footnote videos. Especially since it's been a while since I've seen the videos they're referring to. I think it's ok to include a footnote clip at the end of the full video.

  28. eduardog3000 says:

    In case you don't want to ignore that: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDL4c8fMODk

  29. msfsaint says:

    zeitgeist… shit.

  30. Kat Galactic says:

    7 footnotes in a day? something is weird here

  31. Andrei Cristi Moga says:

    Best 17 seconds of my life

  32. Márcio says:

    Thats the whole modern scheme… Ahhhh It kinda Works… Ima kinda slave but freedome is so confusing… For simplicity lets forget about How the scheme Works… Since It kind of works its better than the hard work to really understand It and when u understand is sooo f depressing ignorance is bliss

  33. Shakir Johnson says:

    Noo this needs to be out there

  34. Abda F says:

    Please explain more about treasury issuing the debt to printing the money

  35. Iorveth says:

    What is money?

  36. Yeo Man says:

    the treasury hasnt printed cash in over one hundred years. thats the federal reserve

  37. Camaro Arrow says:

    yeah, theres a full video detailing this called the Collapse of the American dream explained in animation that can be found just by typing it in on Youtube for anyone who wants to learn more about this

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