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Recession and Recovery: The US Policy Debate on Taxes, Spending and Public Debt

Ethan  Ilzetzki,  Jonathan  Pinder,  October 2012
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Keywords: recession; unemployment, public debt

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The US economy is still suffering from its most severe recession in seven decades. In the first of a series of US Election Analyses, Ethan Ilzetzki covers the key issue of taxes, spending and public debt, a major point of disagreement between the two candidates, President Obama and Governor Romney.

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