In Spain, people who are owed a debt can hire men in top hats and black suits to “haunt” the debtor into paying up. The men stand silently near the debtor (outside of his/her house, next to the table in a restaurant where the debtor is seated, etc.) until the debt is paid.
The U.S. Department of the Treasury accepts donations to reduce the U.S. debt, and people actually donate.
An organization crowdfunds money to buy debt (for pennies on the dollar) and forgives it.
If you have no debts and have $10 in your pocket you have more wealth than 25% of Americans.
Jesse James once gave a widow who housed him enough money to pay off her debt collector and then robbed the debt collector as the man left the widow’s home.
U.S. national deficit would reach almost to the moon if piled high in $5 bills.