Posts Tagged ‘fiscal policy’

A Page from the Book of Zug


Monday August 29th, 2011   •   Posted by Emily Skarbek at 11:51am PDT   •   1 Comment

Imagine a place called Zug where luxury shops abound, government pays its bills, and there are so many jobs that employers sometimes have a hard time finding people to fill them. Imaginary, you say? Zug is not a figment of my imagination. Zug exists. And it is just as prosperous as you can imagine!…
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U.S. Deficit Hits Record: $150.4 Billion in November—26th Straight Deficit Month


Friday December 10th, 2010   •   Posted by David Theroux at 9:19pm PST   •   0 Comments

In the Wall Street Journal, Jeff Bater reports in “U.S. Posts $150.4 Billion November Budget Deficit,” that federal red ink is reaching an all-time record: The U.S. government ran its 26th straight monthly budget deficit in November amid wrangling over a package that would extend big tax cuts to Americans trying to recover from…
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Why the U.S. Spending Stimulus Has Failed


Sunday December 5th, 2010   •   Posted by David Theroux at 1:54pm PST   •   1 Comment

In a new article in the Wall Street Journal, “Why the Spending Stimulus Failed: New economic research shows why lower tax rates do far more to spur growth,” Stanford University economist Michael Boskin examines how and why the U.S.’s $814 billion economic stimulus has failed. For many years now, Independent Institute Senior Fellow Robert…
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Rogoff on Gold Prices and Public Debt


Wednesday October 6th, 2010   •   Posted by Emily Skarbek at 5:03pm PDT   •   2 Comments

Ken Rogoff on rising gold prices and public debt: “At $1,300, today’s price is probably more than double very long-term, inflation-adjusted, average gold prices. So what could justify another huge increase in gold prices from here? “One answer, of course, is a complete collapse of the U.S. dollar. With soaring deficits, and a rudderless…
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