TITLE

THE CASE AGAINST THE FISCAL STIMULUS

AUTHOR(S)
Miron, Jeffrey
PUB. DATE
March 2010
SOURCE
Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy;Spring2010, Vol. 33 Issue 2, p519
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The author offers his thoughts on the fiscal stimulus by U.S. President Obama and his administration to address the country's economic recession. He states that such move was controversial because fiscal policy is considered less suitable than monetary policy and the country was already facing a dissatisfying fiscal outlook with programs like Medicare and wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. He argues that the administration used the crisis to channel resources to favor certain groups including unions, the green lobby and public education.
ACCESSION #
50882334

 

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