In 2007 before the crisis US national debt was around 9 trillion dollars.
Today it is more than 14 and rising.
That is just in the US and not does not include all the hidden bailouts.
Think of how all this money could have been spent
Real environmental advancement not C02 clap trap
Ie how about sewage treatment planets in 3rd world countries
how about money spent to stop the cutting down of rainforests. How about spending money on clean energy sources that do not produce radiation or pollution (particulates not C02). But no, all of this to give a banker his bonus and to keep a debt based ponzi money system alive for a few more years.
US public debt