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deficit financing

(especially of a government) expenditures in excess of public revenues, made possible typically by borrowing. Unabridged
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Examples from the web for deficit financing
  • 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.
  • deficit financing sends war bills to future taxpayers.
  • Moreover, higher interest rates would increase the interest cost to the government of deficit financing.
  • It is a means of providing a fund for financing new public improvements without resorting to deficit financing.
  • deficit financing by government is severely restricted by sound money.
  • It is essential they reduce spending, balance the budget, and get deficit financing.
British Dictionary definitions for deficit financing

deficit financing

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 Also called compensatory finance, pump priming
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Contemporary definitions for deficit financing

the financing of government spending by borrowing more money rather than taxation's 21st Century Lexicon
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deficit financing in Culture

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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