Blog Tag: USA

Open Government Road Block

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This post was written by Warren Krafchik, Director of the International Budget Partnership, and cross posted on the Open Government Partnership blog. Earlier this week, on the fringes of the United Nations General Assembly, I was privileged to attend an extraordinary meeting. On the stage and in the audience were the presidents of the U.S., Mongolia, […]

Farewell to Keynes? Not so fast…

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In the June 8 edition of the Financial Times, Jeffrey Sachs published a provocative assault on Keynesian stimulus.  Specifically, Sachs argued that it was a “dubious proposition” that Keynesian stimulus through expenditure on “shovel-ready projects” could actually “combine short-term cyclical and long-term structural agendas.”  To Sachs, fiscal stimulus on anything but social protection grounds is […]


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