Posts Tagged ‘consumption goods’

Consumption Spending Is 70% of GDP: So What?


Thursday September 23rd, 2010   •   Posted by Robert Higgs at 12:40am PDT   •   4 Comments

It must be a condition of employment that a journalist who writes about the current recession include in his article the statement, “consumption makes up more than two-thirds of the economy” or “consumption spending accounts for 70 percent of GDP.” This seemingly simple, factual statement, however, is nearly always intended to carry some explanatory…
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