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deficit financing
 
n
compensatory finance, Also called: pump priming government spending in excess of revenues so that a budget deficit is incurred, which is financed by borrowing: recommended by Keynesian economists in order to increase economic activity and reduce unemployment

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Main Entry:  deficit financing
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  the financing of government spending by borrowing more money rather than taxation
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deficit financing definition


A government policy of financing large public expenditures by borrowing money rather than by raising taxes; also called deficit spending.

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Example sentences
For years it engaged heavily in the risky business of deficit financing, and it
  outmaneuvered the dozing downtown bureaucrats.
The higher tax revenue will allow the government to increase its deficit
  financing via the banking sector.
Deficit financing was the only solution, and the government started borrowing
  at home and abroad.
According to this theory, deficit financing could be used to stimulate economic
  growth and increase employment.
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