Jeff Miron: Obamanomics – Growing the Pie or Dividing the Pie?

Libertarian economist Jeff Miron discusses the 2009 stimulus package and suggests an alternative plan he contends would promote economic expansion rather than redistribution.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
8:30pm @ Plaza Branch

Libertarian economist Jeff Miron discusses the economic impact of the federal government’s 2009 stimulus package on Tuesday, March 16, at 6:30 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Miron says because tax liabilities accompany any government spending program, last year’s stimulus package may not have expanded the output of the American economy, but instead simply redistributed the economy’s output.

Miron will explain how money was used and offer an alternative plan that he says would promote economic expansion in a presentation titled Obamanomics: Growing the Pie or Dividing the Pie?

Miron served as chairman of the Department of Economics at Boston University from 1992 to 1998 and currently teaches at Harvard University.

Admission is free. A 6 p.m. reception precedes the event. Click here or call 816.701.3407 to RSVP.

The event is co-sponsored by the Show-Me Institute.

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