Tag Archives: deficit spending

What about inflation?

We’ve asked before whether monetary policy is spending policy. It does, after all, change the value of the money that people have to spend. And monetary policy today is most often being used as a tool to stimulate the economy. … Continue reading

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Video Friday: Would taxing the rich fix the deficit?

No matter how obvious it is–habitual deficit spending is the sole cause of debt–many insist government must take a “balanced approach” to address the country’s debt problem. “Balanced approach” is often code for “tax increases on the rich” (where the … Continue reading

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