Date of Award

Spring 1967

Document Type



Business, Accounting & Economics


In the last ten years the phrase, government deficit spending, has become a common household term and the center of many discussions concerning the economics of government fiscal policy. Webster's Dictionary defines the word deficit as follows, "the amount by which a sum of money is less than what is expected, due, needed, etc.: shortage" Thus, government deficit spending is said to exist, when the government spends more money on its various programs than it takes in by way of taxes and their revenue.

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