Benjamin Studebaker

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Tag: Currency

Stimulus vs. Austerity: UK

Today I’d like to take a mental trip back across the pond and examine the current double dip recession in the United Kingdom, investigating the role it plays as a case study in the policy debate between advocates of stimulus (state spending increases) and advocates of austerity (state spending decreases).

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Fiscal Cliff Madness

Sneaking up on the US government, slowly but surely, is the fiscal cliff–the agreement congress made to cut spending across the board in many sensitive areas if a bipartisan deficit reduction plan could not be agreed to. This was a bad idea from the outset, but you wouldn’t know it from listening to the Democratic Party, and that’s both a problem, and the topic of today’s post.

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The Imaginary Debt Crisis

Lots of people think the United States has a debt problem. Lots of people are wrong. Here’s why.

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