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Is Economic Stimulus More Effective than Austerity

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Started: 7/7/2013 Category: Politics
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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tiger1399

Con

Is Economic Stimulus More Effective than Austerity
voxprojectus

Pro

You have stated no parameters, but I will assume first round is for acceptance since you didn't make an opening argument. Now please proceed: why is Austerity more effective?
Debate Round No. 1
tiger1399

Con

austerity (defined as substantial reductions in debt-financed government spending) or stimulus (defined as high-levels of debt-financed government spending) will promote growth only in some countries and in some circumstances
voxprojectus

Pro

I guess we're keeping arguments short and to the point here. That's fine.

I would first ask, Isn't it also true that austerity would promote growth only in some countries and some circumstances as well?

And in addition: There are many examples I can cite of economic stimulus having a positive impact. I've seen reference to only one case of austerity having any measurable positive effect at all, and even that was in a country which still has dramatically high government spending (Canada.)

Do you feel you can find more working example of austerity triumphing where stimulus has failed?
Debate Round No. 2
tiger1399

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voxprojectus

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tiger1399

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