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Nobody's suggesting we do this so people can have more stuff. It's to help the economy. I'd argue that the moment you stop borrowing it will reverse any improvement in the economy that it caused, but if it wasn't for that, it would be an investment. The GDP increases exponentially. If you increase it now, it will be increased by a larger amount later.






The GDP increases exponentially.


Not necessarily. It obviously didn't work for Greece.
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Is there any known statistics about how often, and by how much the GDP increases when government stimulates economy through deficit spending? At the very least, this better be enough to pay back the new debt over some reasonable period of time. If this doesn't happen, this is a problem - the debt can't accumulate indefinitely.
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