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In the Media | May 2016

Trump Is Now Running to the Left of Sanders on Federal Debt

By Michelle Jamrisko
Bloomberg, May 11, 2016. All Rights Reserved.

Donald Trump’s about-face on the relevance of a ballooning U.S. debt continues his campaign’s hallmark of zigging and zagging on policy issues, landing him now on economic proposals favored by economists to the left of Bernie Sanders.

The billionaire businessman has advocated for the federal government to take advantage of cheap interest rates by boosting spending on initiatives such as rebuilding infrastructure -- a position shared by traditional Keynesian economists and skewered by budget hawks who say his numbers won’t add up. Now, Trump’s post-Keynesian approach is throwing out budget balancing, and declaring American immunity to a default....

Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2016-05-11/trump-is-now-running-to-the-left-of-sanders-on-federal-debt
 

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Public Policy Brief No. 146
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Post-2000 Trends in the United States
Author(s): Ajit Zacharias, Thomas Masterson, Fernando Rios-Avila
August 2018

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