Action For Economic Reforms and the Right to Know, Right Now! Coalition prepared a primer to help people better understand the importance of fiscal policy as well as key concepts and indicators relevant to fiscal policy. This primer will also provide context as regards the country’s current economic and fiscal situation.
Economists Paul Samuelson and William Nordhaus define these three tools as means for the government to influence private economic activity:
Economist Joseph Stiglitz also provides four categories to classify government activities:
– Right to Know, Right Now! (R2KRN) Coalition/Rappler.com
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