Ep. 219 Krugman Wants Perpetual Deficits

from  Contra Krugman

Mar 14, 2020

In a perhaps surprising move for someone who said "deficits matter again" upon Trump's election, Krugman now makes the case for perpetual budget deficits in the range of 4% of GDP. This will facilitate much-needed "stimulus spending" in an era of weak growth and low inflation. Tom and Bob point out the fallacies in this thinking. Show notes for Ep. 219

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