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7 Things You Need to Know About the National Debt, Deficits, and the Dollar

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  • Dean Baker
  • David Rosnick

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This paper covers seven key points about the national debt, budget and trade deficits, and the dollar that the public needs to understand in order to be well-informed and prepared to choose among various policy options.

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  • Dean Baker & David Rosnick, 2011. "7 Things You Need to Know About the National Debt, Deficits, and the Dollar," CEPR Reports and Issue Briefs 2011-14, Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR).
  • Handle: RePEc:epo:papers:2011-14
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    Keywords

    national debt; budget deficit; trade deficit; dollar;

    JEL classification:

    • H - Public Economics
    • H6 - Public Economics - - National Budget, Deficit, and Debt
    • H60 - Public Economics - - National Budget, Deficit, and Debt - - - General
    • H61 - Public Economics - - National Budget, Deficit, and Debt - - - Budget; Budget Systems
    • H62 - Public Economics - - National Budget, Deficit, and Debt - - - Deficit; Surplus
    • H63 - Public Economics - - National Budget, Deficit, and Debt - - - Debt; Debt Management; Sovereign Debt
    • H68 - Public Economics - - National Budget, Deficit, and Debt - - - Forecasts of Budgets, Deficits, and Debt

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