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The Inevitability of a U.S. Government Default

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Henderson, David R.
Hummel, Jeffrey Rogers
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2014
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There is a ticking time bomb in the U.S. government’s fiscal structure: growing government spending, which, if unchanged by policy, will result in growing government debt. This is not the short-run problem that we hear so much about in the news when Congress gets to vote on increasing the ceiling for the U.S. federal debt. It is the long-run problem that economists such as Laurence Kotlikoff (Kotlikoff and Burns 2004; Kotlikoff 2011; Jagadeesh Gokhale and Kent Smetters 2006), among others, have been writing about for years.
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Business & Public Policy (GSBPP)
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The Independent Review, v. 18, n. 4, Spring 2014, ISSN 1086–1653, Copyright © 2014, pp. 527–541.
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This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
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