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  1. SportsBetter profile image78
    SportsBetterposted 6 years ago

    Do you believe the political talk, we need to spend more money to get out of a recession?

    How does that even make sense? If a normal person was in debt and couldn't afford anything, would he say I just have to spend more money? Usually this spending entails inflation, which lowers the value of the dollar and prices go up. So if you believe spending more money is the answer please explain why.

  2. Agantum profile image61
    Agantumposted 6 years ago

    The world has more productive capacity than necessary.  The owners of this productive capacity have bills to pay and make money from selling stuff.  If they have less competition they can sell products for more.  If they do not sell enough, the workforce is sent home and the creditors foreclose.
      Spending money circulates money.  Circulation of money is like blood.  If your blood comes to a halt,  you are dead. If people don't spend then prices rise as productive capacity decreases.  Living within our means is important and spending is important, the balance between the two is very imortant.

    1. SportsBetter profile image78
      SportsBetterposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Spending money circulates money, but where does that money come from? Usually it comes from inflation, which raises prices. So even though you are circulating money people can't buy as much anyway.

    2. Agantum profile image61
      Agantumposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      That is why the balance is important.  You push any lever hard over and something will eventually go wrong.

    3. SportsBetter profile image78
      SportsBetterposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      That is how the system works it is perpetuated by debt.  They push money into specific areas of the economy, cause a bubble and then the bubble bursts.  Once the it bursts they are forced to inflate.  It is a repeating cycle.

  3. Attikos profile image79
    Attikosposted 6 years ago

    Post-WWII, John Maynard Keynes's structure of ideas about political economics became the new Gospel to the political set. It lent them intellectual clothing in which to garb their venal practice of buying some people's votes with other people's money. See more here: http://attikos.hubpages.com/hub/John-Maynard-Keynes

    Essentially, Keynes postulated that government's deficit spending when times are bad balanced by surpluses when they're good would smooth out the boom & bust cycle of economies. His views fell out of favor in the seventies but were revived as cover for giving trainloads of the taxpayers' grandchildrens' money to banks and insurers when the financial industry approached collapse in 2008. The concept was vastly extended to other industries, or at least those of them that had had the wisdom to support the winning US presidential candidate, in the next few years as well.

    There have been warnings all along that Keynes's ideas, while they could prop up a status quo for a long time, could lead only to ruin in the end. Europe and the US are now in the process of demonstrating the truth of that criticism.

  4. lostdogrwd profile image61
    lostdogrwdposted 6 years ago

    it do not for the rest of the people of the Untied State for its the people money but to the Federal Government and there campaign big business, oil, and bankers buddy it make perfect sense.the tell the masses  ANY KIND OF LIE TO KEEP US FIGHTING OVER BULL WHILE THEY MILK THE PEOPLE DRY OF ALL WEALTH. so until the people untied this country, God help us for it just to sad the hate we have for one another for us not to come together. Look, I don't have to like you to WORK WITH YOU FOR A COMMON GOAL FOR OUR FAMILY. THIS IS THE VALUE THAT NEEDED IN THIS COUNTRY

 
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