A Critical View Of Increased Government Spending

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N. Gregory Mankiw is skeptical that a stimulus plan centered around a large up-tick in government spending will effectively bolster the economy. He outlined his concerns in a Jan. 10, 2009 New York Times editorial, "Is Government Spending Too Easy an Answer?".

Mankiw is the former chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers and a professor of economics at Harvard University.

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