Economics

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Government spending actually blunts, rather than stimulates, economic progress

https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/06/government_spending_blunts_economic_progress.html

LibertyOrDeath

[ASND thanks Wintery Knight for that image.]

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The root cause of our budget deficits is TOO MUCH SPENDING — NOT because we aren’t taxed enough.

https://twitter.com/HeritageDataViz/status/1145679949594075138

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Keynesian Stimulus Spending During WWII Ended The Great Depression?

[A]rtificial increases in [gross domestic economic] output during the [World War II] masked a debilitated private economy. Meaningful growth increased [only] after the war, when free-market mechanisms returned and marginal tax rates were reduced.

https://www.dailysignal.com/2012/01/26/world-war-ii-economic-stimulant-or-depressant/

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Starting with the Clinton Administration, the U.S. has shifted federal spending from investment (roads, bridges, basic R&D, public health, and so forth) into transfer payments… [whereininvestment has fallen from 32% of federal spending to just 13% today, while transfer payments have risen from 28% to 70%… this is unsustainable.

https://pjmedia.com/spengler/fixing-the-roof-while-its-raining/

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2019: Dem Candidates Promise Relief To Americans Sick And Tired Of Working All These Plentiful Jobs

https://babylonbee.com/news/dem-candidates-promise-relief-to-americans-sick-and-tired-of-working-all-these-plentiful-jobs

[ASND reminds readers that good satire is made that way when it is based on truth. ]

GoodNewsUnreported

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Twelve Economic Concepts Everyone Should Know

https://stream.org/twelve-economic-concepts-everyone-know/

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Five Reasons Why Christians Should Care About Economics
1. The Bible Deals with Economic Issues [hundreds of times]
2. Economics Helps Us Understand the Public Square [see #5 below]
3. Economics Expands Our Model of Discipleship
4. Economics Enhances Our Theology of Work
5. Economics Illuminates the Theological Implications of Politics [with which the Bible also deals often]

https://blog.acton.org/archives/75744-5-reasons-christians-care-economics.html

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OtherPeoplesMoney

What does that mean?”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTUY16CkS-k&feature=player_embedded

[“Quantitative Easing”  Explained ]

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Maybe this  Joel Despain victim” deserved what he got from those two  obviously  oppressed  African-Americans.

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We could form a team. The Un-Great Society.”

http://www.usatoday.com/life/comics/2010-10-21-unemployed21_ST_N.htm

[Uhm… hasn’t that  already   been   tried  ? ]

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The one hundred trillion… dollar bill… now sells for $5, depending on its condition.”

http://www.bostonherald.com/business/general/view.bg?articleid=1306774&format=text

[Well of course the  value  of   dollars  depends on the   condition  of those  dollars .   Dollars are like anything else;  pretty   stuff   sells  both  first  and  most . ]

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Economics terms, A-Z

http://www.economist.com/economics-a-to-z/a

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Videos:

The capital structures are key.
Malinvestments wreck the economy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0nERTFo-Sk

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The economy’s not a car, there’s no engine to stall.
No extra can fix it, there’s no ‘it’ at all.
The economy is us, we don’t need a mechanic.
Put away the wrenches, the economy’s organic.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTQnarzmTOc

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Economics for [Socialists]

http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=358621

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Degree of spending restraint determines [economic] growth rate

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/jan/15/tale-of-two-economic-styles/

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Government’s Proper Role in Creating Jobs: Top Five Actions to Take

https://thf_media.s3.amazonaws.com/2012/pdf/bg2644.pdf

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Subsidies Have Consequences

http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/10/subsidies_have_consequences.html

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Massive government spending  [did]n’t help us [under Obama] and massive government spending did not get us out of the great depression.  In fact, government interference in the marketplace and New Deal policies extended the depression by seven years and hurt millions.”

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2011/09/repeating_fdrs_mistakes.html

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[Herbert] Hoover’s big-spending, interventionist policies prolonged the Great Depression, and similar policies today could do similar damage.”

https://object.cato.org/sites/cato.org/files/pubs/pdf/bp122.pdf

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“… the relationship between tax rates and economic activity, even though it has superficial appeal, is not supported by the evidence.”

http://www.american.com/archive/2011/august/obamasfollytaxingtherich

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Government Doesn’t Create Jobs

http://www.investors.com/NewsAndAnalysis/Article/573386/201105251834/Government-Doesnt-Create-Jobs.aspx

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Do Republicans Ideas Lead to Job Growth?

http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/08/do_republicans_ideas_lead_to_job_growth.html

[For the record,  Nobody Important  (i.e. the producer and “editor” of ASND) is not a Republican.]

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This [proposed] plan substantially reduces the size and scope of the federal government, fundamentally increases the role of the states in choosing their own practices, and brings decision-making closer to the people rather than unelected administrators.”

http://www.savingthedream.org/about-the-plan/plan-details/SavAmerDream.pdf

[Which is exactly why it will likely never see the light of day in Congress [again, barring a bona fide electoral revolution.]

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CEI’s Ten-Point Plan to Create Jobs

http://cei.org/print/126936

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How [else] to Cut $1 Trillion

http://frontpagemag.com/2011/09/28/how-to-cut-1-trillion/print/

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Madness is the real ‘contagion’ in Europe

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2011/09/madness_is_the_real_contagion_in_europe.html

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Entitlement Programs: A Plan to End Them

http://pjmedia.com/blog/entitlement-programs-a-plan-to-end-them/?print=1

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The Problem of Debt:

Should U.S. Fiscal Policy Address Slow Growth or the Debt?
A Nondilemma

http://www.cato.org/sites/cato.org/files/pubs/pdf/pa718.pdf

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Why Growth Matters More than Debt

http://www.american.com/archive/2012/january/why-growth-matters-more-than-debt

[Perhaps for a while that was true, but both of those opinions were penned long before the the global debt problem was allowed — possibly because of opinions like those — to get completely out of control.]

Global Debt Is Up To $188,000,000,000,000 – This Is Officially The Biggest Debt Bubble The World Has Ever Seen

http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/global-debt-is-up-to-188000000000000-this-is-officially-the-biggest-debt-bubble-the-world-has-ever-seen

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Government versus private efforts in rebuilding after disaster

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2012/03/government_versus_private_efforts_in_rebuilding_after_disaster.html

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… on balance government spending does not appear to stimulate private                  [economic] activity.

http://www.nber.org/papers/w17787

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[How to] Jumpstart the Economy

http://www.hoover.org/publications/defining-ideas/article/119336

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2013 Global Index of Economic Freedom

http://www.heritage.org/index/about
&
http://www.heritage.org/index/ranking

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