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The National Debt Gets a Big Donor

A few months ago, Freakonomics readers weighed in on what kind of person is likely to donate to the national debt. Planet Money wondered the same thing and obtained some interesting information through a Freedom of Information Act request: the majority of the gifts were small (under $100), but 17 of the gifts were for more than $100,000, and one donor gave $1.5 million. (It wasn’t us, we promise.) Planet Money has the spreadsheet and invites readers to email them with feedback. [%comments]