Who owns America? Hint: It's not China cnn.com


Excerpt: So America owes foreigners about $4.5 trillion in debt. But America owes America $9.8 trillion.
For a smart take on how President Obama and House Republicans should end gridlock over debt and deficits, see our new GlobalPost series The Negotiator, which features Wharton's negotiation guru Stuart Diamond.
And to bone up on China's debt — another potentially big global economic headache — check out this interview with brainy-yet-coherent Northwestern University economist Victor Shih, who spoke with GlobalPost's David Case.


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