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US debt default would be "destabilizing," says World Bank's David Malpass
US debt default would be "destabilizing," says World Bank's David Malpass | GZERO World

US debt default would be "destabilizing," says World Bank's David Malpass

The debate in the US Congress around the debt limit and a potential default is like spending money on a credit card but refusing to pay the bill, according to David Malpass, outgoing president of The World Bank Group.

On GZERO World with Ian Bremmer, Malpass discussed the ongoing negotiations in Washington to avert a default and raise the debt ceiling before the federal government runs out of money on June 1. If the two sides can’t come to an agreement, Malpass says, the economic consequences will be “destabilizing.”

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