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Switzerland’s “Debt Brake” Is a Role Model for Spending Control and Fiscal Restraint

Qing1331 Wrote: Apr 28, 2012 10:43 AM
Utter nonsense. That is like taking a cocaine addict and reducing his dependency and calling that a cure. Relapse b y the same govenrment will be 100%.
jim310 Wrote: Apr 28, 2012 11:59 AM
Hi Qing 1331
you understand well the moderate nonsense.BS
enjoy jim

I’ve argued, ad nauseam, that the single most important goal of fiscal policy is (or should be) to make sure the private sector grows faster than the government. This “golden rule” is the best way of enabling growth and avoiding fiscal crises, and I’ve cited nations that have made progress by restraining government spending.

But what’s the best way of actually imposing such a rule, particularly since politicians like using taxpayer money as a slush fund?

Well, the Swiss voters took matters into their own hands, as I describe in today’s Wall Street Journal.

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