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The Weekend Quiz – October 5-6, 2019

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Welcome to The Weekend Quiz. The quiz tests whether you have been paying attention or not to the blog posts that I post. See how you go with the following questions. Your results are only known to you and no records are retained. 1. If there is more "money" in the economy its value inevitably declines.TrueFalse2. If there was a fiscal rule imposed such that the national government had to balance its fiscal position at all times then this would also eliminate the sensitivity of the fiscal outcome to the automatic stabilisers.TrueFalse3. The private domestic sector will always run a deficit (spend more than they earn) exactly equal to the external deficit on average over a complete economic cycle, if the government fiscal position averages out to zero over the same

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Welcome to The Weekend Quiz. The quiz tests whether you have been paying attention or not to the blog posts that I post. See how you go with the following questions. Your results are only known to you and no records are retained.

1. If there is more "money" in the economy its value inevitably declines.



2. If there was a fiscal rule imposed such that the national government had to balance its fiscal position at all times then this would also eliminate the sensitivity of the fiscal outcome to the automatic stabilisers.



3. The private domestic sector will always run a deficit (spend more than they earn) exactly equal to the external deficit on average over a complete economic cycle, if the government fiscal position averages out to zero over the same cycle.





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Bill Mitchell is a Professor in Economics and Director of the Centre of Full Employment and Equity (CofFEE), at the University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia. He is also a professional musician and plays guitar with the Melbourne Reggae-Dub band – Pressure Drop. The band was popular around the live music scene in Melbourne in the late 1970s and early 1980s. The band reformed in late 2010.

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