Tag Archives: government spending

What happens when government spending leads economic growth?

According to new research by the Mercatus Center’s Veronique de Rugy and Keith Hall, the entire increase from the second quarter’s economic growth to the third quarter’s growth can be explained by increased government spending. According to the Bureau of … Continue reading

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Europe’s Debt: America’s Crisis

In this week’s foreign policy debate, Barack Obama and Mitt Romney barely mentioned Europe and the fiscal crisis happening there. While the candidates mentioned Poland, neither uttered a word about Greece or Spain, where governments are being forced to reduce … Continue reading

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“Unsustainable Patterns of Economic Activity”

Congressman Ron Paul, who is perhaps most well known for his career-long quests to rein in the Federal Reserve, published an interesting commentary this past week in his “Texas Straight Talk” series entitled “Interest Rates Are Prices.” Here at the … Continue reading

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The New York Times won’t publish our letter…again!

On the heels of an article on the effect low interest rates have on savers, spenders and, yes, government, Coalition to Reduce Spending president Jonathan Bydlak wrote another letter to the New York Times: Dear Editor: Catherine Rampell’s recent article … Continue reading

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