Simon says we’re stuck with the debt ceiling

1/19/23, The Indicator (8:54)


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Summary: It’s “Debt Ceiling Season!”  This means that the federal government is on track to reach the limit to which is approved to borrow. Once the limit is reached, it must cut spending or increase the debt limit.  This episode delves into the history of the debt and examples of how other countries manage limits on government borrowing. The suggested Teaching Ideas exercise includes use of FRED data to understand the relationship of the debt, deficit and business cycles over time.

Posted May 18, 2023 by ishanitewari in Fiscal policy, macroeconomics

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