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In What Sense Does Government Debt “Burden”?
by Michael Stephens
Nick Rowe had a post a couple weeks back on this same topic that might be of interest to some MMTers and Abba Lernerites. Rowe lays out four different positions on the question of whether or in what sense the national debt imposes a burden on future generations, the first of which (it’s labeled “Abba Lerner”) sounds like it’s supposed to represent functional finance. Rowe is ultimately dismissive of the functional finance approach, but you’ll find quite a bit of lively discussion in comments and a number of links to the ongoing debate.