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Lesson 12: Business Cycles | Unit 5: Policies Page: 24 of 26

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Expansionary policies avoid or limit the problems of business cycle contractions.
  • Expansionary fiscal policy is increasing government spending or reducing taxes. More spending can offset the decline in investment, directly. Lower taxes leaves households with more income from consumption.
  • Expansionary monetary policy is increasing in the amount of money in circulation. More money means more spending.

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GOVERNMENT PURCHASES

Expenditures made by the government sector on final goods and services, or gross domestic product. Government purchases are used to buy the goods and services needed to operate the government (such as administrative salaries) and to provide public goods (including national defense, highway construction). These purchases are one of two major categories of government spending, the other is transfer payments. Government purchases are financed by a mix of taxes and borrowing and are categorized by the three levels of government: federal, state, and local governments. These are one of four expenditures on gross domestic product. The other three are consumption expenditures, investment expenditures, and net exports.

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