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Video: The Empirical Evidence Against Big Government
Posted By Conn Carroll On September 18, 2009 @ 11:00 am In Economics | Comments Disabled
If all of those cites to ecnomic papers flashed by too quickly, don’t worry. You can find many of them in this paper written by Mitchell when he was with The Heritage Foundation:
Also check out current Heritage fellow Brian Riedl’s post on a similar topic:
Government cannot create new purchasing power out of thin air. If Congress funds new spending with taxes, it is simply redistributing existing income. If Congress instead borrows the money from domestic investors, those investors will have that much less to invest or to spend in the private economy. If Congress borrows the money from foreigners, the balance of payments will adjust by equally reducing net exports, leaving GDP unchanged. Every dollar Congress spends must first come from somewhere else.
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URLs in this post:
 CATO: http://www.cato.org/
 The Center for Freedom and Prosperity Foundation: http://www.freedomandprosperity.org/
 The Impact of Government Spending on Economic Growth: http://www.heritage.org/Research/Budget/bg1831.cfm
 Why Government Spending Does Not Stimulate Economic Growth: http://www.heritage.org/Research/Budget/bg2208.cfm
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