Fiscal policy is based on the idea that the government can use spending or taxation, not just for the sake of funding useful programs, but also as a way to affect the economy. Topics discussed in this show include, how fiscal policy is supposed to work, a comparison of demand-based economic policy with “supply side” theories, austerity vs. stimulus, debt and deficit, and is Keynesianism “dead”? Other questions addressed are: How well have President Obama’s economic policies been working? and how should we decide how much government spending is enough? (For instance does Mitt Romney’s proposed 20% cap make sense?)
Dr. Arjun Jayadev is an Assistant Professor of Economics at U. Mass – Boston with a strong commitment to progressive policies to make the economy work for the 99%. This is his second appearance on FSU-Radio.
Fiscal Policy w/ Prof. Arjun Jayadev
Wednesday, 10/3/2012 7:00 pm USA Eastern Time
Occupy Boston Radio – OBR.FM
Rebroadcasts the following Monday at 10:00 am and Wednesday at 7:00 am. Will go up to the archive (and the Podcast feed) approximately 10 days from the original broadcast.