Principles of Economics 2e
Principles of Economics 2e
2nd Edition
ISBN: 9781947172364
Author: Steven A. Greenlaw; David Shapiro
Publisher: OpenStax
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Is it possible for a nation to run budget deficits and still have its debt GDP ratio fall? Explain your answer. Is it possible for a nation to run budget surpluses and still have its debt GDP ratio rise? Explain your answer.

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Principles of Economics 2e

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