Can We Really Stimulate Our Way To Prosperity?

Cartoon, Comic, Debt, Economics, Inflation

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There are many people who can detail the rationale behind this comic far better than I can.  Below are a few links that touch on the concept illustrated in this cartoon – some directly, some more peripherally.  Of course there are technical differences between fiscal stimulus and monetary stimulus, but from the point of view of the average consumer, the effect is the same.

Too Many Spending Cuts?

Cartoon, Comic, Debt, Economics
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This comic parodies the silliness in the dialogue of the “Fiscal Cliff” debate.  How many times are we going to hear about “balancing the budget on the backs/corpses of [insert group here]“?  Just because there’s vitriole flying around doesn’t mean a serious conversation is taking place.