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George Carlin - Balance the Budget
George Carlin - Balance the Budget
Published: 2008/08/25
Channel: feralboy101
The Balanced Budget Amendment Explained
The Balanced Budget Amendment Explained
Published: 2015/08/17
Channel: Hip Hughes
What Will Balance the Budget?
What Will Balance the Budget?
Published: 2017/01/16
Channel: TheJohnBirchSociety
What Can We Cut to Balance the Budget
What Can We Cut to Balance the Budget
Published: 2012/10/16
Channel: Learn Liberty
Fiscal Policy Budget Balance AP Macro
Fiscal Policy Budget Balance AP Macro
Published: 2015/11/12
Channel: Carey LaManna
Why a Balanced Budget is a Bad Idea...
Why a Balanced Budget is a Bad Idea...
Published: 2015/12/05
Channel: Thom Hartmann Program
Obama: We don
Obama: We don't need a balanced budget amendment
Published: 2011/07/15
Channel: CBS News
Dave (6/10) Movie CLIP - Balancing the Budget (1993) HD
Dave (6/10) Movie CLIP - Balancing the Budget (1993) HD
Published: 2012/10/07
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Two years after bankruptcy Detroit has balanced budget, $63m surplus
Two years after bankruptcy Detroit has balanced budget, $63m surplus
Published: 2017/06/01
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Paul Samuelson: The balanced budget myth
Paul Samuelson: The balanced budget myth
Published: 2014/03/01
Channel: wonkmonk
Ronald Reagan Talks About Balancing the Budget on Johnny Carson
Ronald Reagan Talks About Balancing the Budget on Johnny Carson's Tonight Show, 1975
Published: 2011/07/30
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MMT: A Balanced Budget Amendment Would Be Disastrous
MMT: A Balanced Budget Amendment Would Be Disastrous
Published: 2017/02/28
Channel: Deficit Owls
The Better Way: Benefits of a Balanced Budget
The Better Way: Benefits of a Balanced Budget
Published: 2016/12/26
Channel: Center for Accountable Government
Balanced Budget Multiplier Part 1
Balanced Budget Multiplier Part 1
Published: 2012/06/07
Channel: learnittcom
A Balanced Budget for a Stronger America
A Balanced Budget for a Stronger America
Published: 2015/03/16
Channel: Former Rep. Tom Price
Sen. Rand Paul Speaks on Balanced Budget Amendment - Jan. 9, 2017
Sen. Rand Paul Speaks on Balanced Budget Amendment - Jan. 9, 2017
Published: 2017/01/09
Channel: SenatorRandPaul
The Secret to Maintaining a Balanced Budget
The Secret to Maintaining a Balanced Budget
Published: 2017/02/07
Channel: Consolidated Credit
Balanced Budget Amendment: A Simple Way To Cut Spending
Balanced Budget Amendment: A Simple Way To Cut Spending
Published: 2010/08/04
Channel: Marco Rubio
The GOP Balanced Budget Plan - What
The GOP Balanced Budget Plan - What's The Catch?
Published: 2015/03/18
Channel: The Young Turks
Goods market:  Balanced budget multiplier
Goods market: Balanced budget multiplier
Published: 2012/01/31
Channel: lostmy1
In His Own Words: A Balanced Budget Amendment
In His Own Words: A Balanced Budget Amendment
Published: 2011/03/07
Channel: SenatorMarcoRubio
Senator Rand Paul Outlines a Balanced Budget to the Senate
Senator Rand Paul Outlines a Balanced Budget to the Senate
Published: 2017/01/10
Channel: Patriotic Populist
Rep. Garrett: We need route to balanced budget
Rep. Garrett: We need route to balanced budget
Published: 2017/02/27
Channel: CNN
Rep. Bryant Argues for Balanced Budget
Rep. Bryant Argues for Balanced Budget
Published: 2017/07/03
Channel: IL House GOP
Walter E Williams - Balanced Budget Amendment
Walter E Williams - Balanced Budget Amendment
Published: 2011/04/25
Channel: LibertyPen
Conservatives renew push for balanced budget amendment
Conservatives renew push for balanced budget amendment
Published: 2015/04/06
Channel: Fox News
Balanced Budget Multiplier (ECO)
Balanced Budget Multiplier (ECO)
Published: 2016/01/13
Channel: Vidya-mitra
The Balanced Budget Amendment Escape Clause
The Balanced Budget Amendment Escape Clause
Published: 2017/04/03
Channel: The New American Video
Rep. Murphy Introduces Balanced Budget Amendment
Rep. Murphy Introduces Balanced Budget Amendment
Published: 2017/06/30
Channel: Stephanie Murphy
Ryan Has to Explain Why the Government Should Have a Balanced Budget
Ryan Has to Explain Why the Government Should Have a Balanced Budget
Published: 2013/05/03
Channel: MacIverInstitute
Newt Gingrich - Understanding Trumpism 3 : What Will A Trumpian Balanced Budget Look Like?
Newt Gingrich - Understanding Trumpism 3 : What Will A Trumpian Balanced Budget Look Like?
Published: 2017/03/06
Channel: CoffeeWithComment
Balanced Budget Amendments
Balanced Budget Amendments
Published: 2011/08/24
Channel: Thom Hartmann Program
Reagan on Balanced Budget
Reagan on Balanced Budget
Published: 2009/09/07
Channel: eudch
Thom Hartmann - The Biggest Balanced Budget Hypocrisy
Thom Hartmann - The Biggest Balanced Budget Hypocrisy
Published: 2011/07/21
Channel: The Big Picture RT
United States Budget Dilemma.wmv
United States Budget Dilemma.wmv
Published: 2012/03/15
Channel: Hal Mason
President Reagan’s Remarks to Congressional Supporters for a Balanced Budget on December 18, 1985
President Reagan’s Remarks to Congressional Supporters for a Balanced Budget on December 18, 1985
Published: 2017/03/08
Channel: Reagan Library
Balanced Budget Amendment: Worst idea of all time!
Balanced Budget Amendment: Worst idea of all time!
Published: 2016/05/03
Channel: Michael Norman
President Clinton Signing the Balanced Budget Bill (1997)
President Clinton Signing the Balanced Budget Bill (1997)
Published: 2013/08/05
Channel: clintonlibrary42
Sen. Mike Lee on his Balanced Budget Amendment
Sen. Mike Lee on his Balanced Budget Amendment
Published: 2011/02/14
Channel: HumanEvents
Goods market:  Balanced budget multiplier
Goods market: Balanced budget multiplier
Published: 2012/02/27
Channel: lostmy1
The People
The People's House Passes a Balanced Budget
Published: 2013/03/21
Channel: John Boehner
Budget Chef Presents: How to Balance the Budget W/O Raising Taxes!
Budget Chef Presents: How to Balance the Budget W/O Raising Taxes!
Published: 2010/12/14
Channel: ReasonTV
Bill Morneau warns balanced budget could lead to recession
Bill Morneau warns balanced budget could lead to recession
Published: 2016/02/24
Channel: The National
Issue: Fighting for a Balanced Budget
Issue: Fighting for a Balanced Budget
Published: 2016/06/23
Channel: Jason Kander
Happy Spring! Market outlook. Balanced budget??
Happy Spring! Market outlook. Balanced budget??
Published: 2017/03/20
Channel: Michael Norman
Ted Cruz on Balanced Budget Amendment
Ted Cruz on Balanced Budget Amendment
Published: 2010/11/19
Channel: texansfortedcruz
Sen. Rand Paul Urges Congress to Pass a Balanced Budget Amendment -12/13/11
Sen. Rand Paul Urges Congress to Pass a Balanced Budget Amendment -12/13/11
Published: 2011/12/13
Channel: SenatorRandPaul
20 Democrats Support a Balanced Budget Amendment
20 Democrats Support a Balanced Budget Amendment
Published: 2011/07/07
Channel: Club for Growth
Rep. Diane Black: We Are Committed To A Balanced Budget | Squawk Box | CNBC
Rep. Diane Black: We Are Committed To A Balanced Budget | Squawk Box | CNBC
Published: 2017/02/28
Channel: CNBC
Balancing budget will involve some pain
Balancing budget will involve some pain
Published: 2017/10/02
Channel: PennLive.com
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A balanced budget (particularly that of a government) refers to a budget in which revenues are equal to expenditures. Thus, neither a budget deficit nor a budget surplus exists (the accounts "balance"). More generally, it refers to a budget that has no budget deficit, but could possibly have a budget surplus.[1] A cyclically balanced budget is a budget that is not necessarily balanced year-to-year, but is balanced over the economic cycle, running a surplus in boom years and running a deficit in lean years, with these offsetting over time.

Balanced budgets and the associated topic of budget deficits are a contentious point within academic economics and within politics. Most economists agree that a balanced budget decreases interest rates,[2] increases savings and investment,[2] shrinks trade deficits and helps the economy grow faster in the longer term.[2]

Economic views[edit]

Mainstream economics—mainly advocates a cyclic balanced budget, arguing from the perspective of Keynesian economics—budget deficits provide fiscal stimulus in lean times, while budget surpluses provide restraint in boom times. However, it should be noted that Keynesian economics does not advocate for fiscal stimulus when the existing government debt is already significant.

Alternative currents in the mainstream and branches of heterodox economics argue differently, with some arguing that budget deficits are always harmful, and others arguing that budget deficits are not only beneficial, but also necessary.

Schools which often argue against the effectiveness of budget deficits as cyclical tools include the freshwater school of mainstream economics and neoclassical economics more generally, and the Austrian school of economics. Budget deficits are argued to be necessary by some within Post-Keynesian economics, notably the Chartalist school.

Larger deficits, sufficient to recycle savings out of a growing gross domestic product (GDP) in excess of what can be recycled by profit-seeking private investment, are not an economic sin but an economic necessity.[3]

Budget deficits can usually be calculated by subtracting the total planned expenditure from the total available budget. This will then show either a budget deficit (a negative total) or a budget surplus (a positive total).

Political views[edit]

United States[edit]

In the United States, the fiscal conservatism movement believes that balanced budgets are an important goal. Every state other than Vermont has a balanced budget amendment, providing some form of ban on deficits, while the Oregon kicker bans surpluses of greater than 2% of revenue. The Colorado Taxpayer Bill of Rights (the TABOR amendment) also bans surpluses, and requires the state to refund taxpayers in event of a budget surplus.

Sweden[edit]

Following the over-borrowing in both the public and private sector that led to the Swedish banking crisis of the early 1990s and under influence from a series of reports on the future demographic challenges, a wide political consensus developed on fiscal prudence. In the year 2000 this was enshrined in a law that stated a goal of a surplus of 2% over the business cycle, to be used to pay off the public debt and to secure the long-term future for the cherished welfare state. Today the goal is 1% over the business cycle, as the retirement pension is no longer considered a government expenditure.

United Kingdom[edit]

In 2015 George Osborne, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, announced that he intended to implement a law whereby the government must deliver a budget surplus if the economy is growing.[4] Academics have criticised this proposal with Cambridge University professor Ha-Joon Chang saying the chancellor was turning a blind eye to the complexities of a 21st-century economy that demanded governments remain flexible and responsive to changing global events.[5]

Since 1980 there has only been six years when a budget surplus has been delivered, twice whilst the Conservative's John Major was Chancellor of the Exchequer in 1988 and 1989 and four times whilst Labour's Gordon Brown was Chancellor, in 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2001.[6]

Balanced budget multiplier[edit]

Because of the multiplier effect, it is possible to change aggregate demand (Y) keeping a balanced budget. The government increases its expenditures (G), balancing it by an increase in taxes (T). Since only part of the money taken away from households would have actually been used in the economy, the change in consumption expenditure will be smaller than the change in taxes. Therefore, the money which would have been saved by households is instead injected into the economy, itself becoming part of the multiplier process. In general, a change in the balanced budget will change aggregate demand by an amount equal to the change in spending.

Balanced budget multiplier as taxes depend on income

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ O'Sullivan, Arthur; Sheffrin, Steven M. (2003). Economics: Principles in Action. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey 07458: Pearson Prentice Hall. pp. 376, 403. ISBN 0-13-063085-3. 
  2. ^ a b c "Winners and Losers In a Balanced Budget". The Washington Post. 4 May 1997. 
  3. ^ (Vickrey 1996, Fallacy 1)
  4. ^ "Osborne confirms Budget surplus law". BBC News. 10 June 2015. Retrieved 27 February 2017. 
  5. ^ Inman, Phillip (12 June 2015). "Academics attack George Osborne budget surplus proposal". The Guardian. Retrieved 27 February 2017. 
  6. ^ Rogers, Simon; Kollewe, Julia (22 May 2013). "Deficit, national debt and government borrowing - how has it changed since 1946?". The Guardian. Retrieved 27 February 2017. 

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