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N. Gregory Mankiw
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N. Gregory Mankiw
ISBN: 9781337091985
Textbook Problem

Societies choose what share of their resources to devote to consumption and what share to devote to investment. Some of these decisions involve private spending; others involve government spending.

a. Describe some forms of private spending that represent consumption and some forms that represent investment. The national income accounts include tuition as a part of consumer spending. In your opinion, are the resources you devote to your education a form of consumption or a form of investment?

b. Describe some forms of government spending that represent consumption and some forms that represent investment. In your opinion, should we view government spending on health programs as a form of consumption or investment? Would you distinguish between health programs for the young and health programs for the elderly?

Subpart (a):

To determine

Examples ofPrivate and Government consumption and investment.

Explanation

Private consumption includes buying food, clothes, and so forth. On the other hand, private investment spending includes buying ...

Subpart (b):

To determine

Examples ofPrivate and Government consumption and investment.

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