We got to grow the economy more than government spending or else we are going to Greece.
But the one common theme, as I explain in this interview for Fox Business News, is that nations get in trouble because they violate Mitchell’s Golden Rule. In other words, the burden of government spending climbs faster than the private sector’s ability to finance it.
It was almost an afterthought, but I also made a very important point about the risks of using bad monetary policy to finance government spending.
Which is quite a shame since paper money in the western world was a creation of the private sector and only became a vehicle for bad policy once it was monopolized by the state.