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The Real Impact of Government Spending

April 30, 2013 in Economics

We read news stories almost every day that simply assume that government spending is good for the economy. Any defense or nondefense spending restraint will hurt economic growth, it is supposed. But is this really the case? Cato scholar Chris Edwards argues that, while government spending certainly helps the government-dependent parts of the U.S. economy, its impact on the private economy is clearly negative.

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