Conditional de­fence of public debt

Government debt is not as bad as many critics claim. Still, there are some rules to follow.

In the 133 edition of „bto 2.0 – der Ökonomie-Podcast mit Dr. Daniel Stelter“ Prof. Dr. Barry Eichengreen of the University Berkley of California and one of the authors of In Defense of Public Debt discusses the implications of public debt. When is it useful, when should it be restricted, how should governments deal with too high debt levels.

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