Discussion: Fiscal Policy

Respond to the following prompt in a post with a minimum of 200 words, then comment on at least TWO other posts.

  • Compare and contrast the use of government spending changes versus tax changes as a means of influencing the course of the economy. Is one or the other preferable in specific situations? Imagine for a moment that you have two roommates, who each have opposing viewpoints on nearly everything, including politics and economics. Taylor is adamant that the best way to manage the economy is through tax changes, while Morgan insists that it’s better to adjust the economy through government spending. What would a Neoclassical economist say? What would a Keynesian economist say? Which roommate do you agree with, and why? Find a news article to help support your opinion. Summarize the article and include the link to in your response.