Post an initial response of 1000 word (maximum) to the Discussion Board that addresses the following questions:
- What are the core differences between Keynes and Friedmanâ€™s economic philosophies?
- Describe the proper role of the government in the economy according to Friedman and according to Keynes.
- How would Keynes and Friedman likely evaluate fiscal policy in the U.S. in the years since the great recession of 2008 began?
- Which of the two schools of thought do you find more compelling? Why?
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American Political Economy in Comparative Perspective
Chapter 10, â€œBusiness and Economic Policyâ€ (pp. 207â€“226)
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The British Economist writes an open letter to the president finding reasons, in our policies, for both hopes and fears.
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