Debt has a certain self-reinforcing quality to it. There is one category of government spending that automatically increases along with the federal debt. What is it?

Bnad277: Chapter 3a Notes Numerical Measures- Location - Two types of measures: o Measures of Location o Measures of Variability - Measures of location: o Mean, median, mode, weighted mean, geometric mean, percentiles, quartiles ▯ If the measures are computed for data from a sample, they are called sample statistics. ▯ If the measures are computed for data from a population, they are called population parameters. ▯ A sample statistic is referred to as a point estimator of the corresponding population parameter. - Mean: o Most important measure of location. o Provides a measure of central location. o The mean