Monday, January 26, 2009

"Most Economic Bang"

Recall E.J. Dionne making this argument 10 days ago and Ramesh Ponnuru responding?

Paul Krugman in today's NYT:
The point is that nobody really believes that a dollar of tax cuts is always better than a dollar of public spending. Meanwhile, it’s clear that when it comes to economic stimulus, public spending provides much more bang for the buck than tax cuts — and therefore costs less per job created [...] because a large fraction of any tax cut will simply be saved.

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