The debt may not be such a bad thing for the economy. On the debt GDP is generally good growing - on materials AMarkets.
However, if the debt is too much, can begin a serious problem - up to the financial crisis. According to a fresh report, S & P Global Ratings, the debt of US corporations increased in 2015, so much so that in 50 times exceeded the indicator of free cash. Debt increased by $ 850 billion to $ 6.6 trillion. This cache growth over the same period -. It is only 1%, or $ 17 billion At the same time top 25 companies hold $ 1.84 trillion of debt. It is interesting that the free money supply growth at companies with the exception of top-25 was negative - minus $ 40 billion in total. This, of course, against the backdrop of the debt level of growth.
Schedule. US companies - an indicator of free cache vs. rate debt dynamics:
How come? The formula is simple - ZIRP (zero interest rate) + QE (monetary easing in three rounds).