Sunday, June 3, 2012

Randy Wray — The Federal Budget Is Not Like A Household Budget: Here's Why


Stephanie Kelton reminds via Twitter of Randy's excellent short piece debunking the government-is-a-big-household analogy.

Read it at the Roosevelt Institute (archived)
The Federal Budget Is Not Like A Household Budget: Here's Why
by L. Randall Wray | Professor of Economics, UMKC
(Cross-posted at Naked Capitalism, February 11, 2010)

Bookmark this for the coming political kerfuffle over the debt ceiling, which now seems to have become obligatory due to fiscal conservative craziness.

Stephanie also reminds us of Randy's Deficits Do Matter, But Not the Way You Think (July 20, 2010, Roosevelt Institute, Cross-posted at Credit Writedowns). Bookmark it, too.





4 comments:

paul said...

Wow. 165 comments already over at NC

paul said...

Wow. I didn't notice the date until I tried to comment.

Tom Hickey said...

Well, you can comment here. :)

Clonal said...

Also important is "Why the debt ceiling came into existence, and why it is no longer relevant" It is a gold standard era law

See Everything you ever wanted to know about the debt ceiling, but were afraid to ask

and

Debt Ceiling Fiasco