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How High Should Government Debt Go? Economists Can’t Agree 
Economists warned a decade ago that pushing public debt above about 90% of GDP could hurt the economy. Now some aren’t so sure.


By 
Tom Fairless

Feb. 16, 2020 10:00 am ET

FRANKFURT—Governments around the world are loading up on debt, taking advantage of record-low borrowing costs to extend a long economic expansion and invest for future challenges.