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Published: Tuesday, Feb. 5 2013 12:00 a.m. MST

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Sandy, UT

Let's get this over with. Put Paul Krugman in charge of the world so we can see once and for all that economic stimulus policies are driving world economies into the ground. Once Keynesian fallacies are tossed into the dustbin of history, we can start over with economic principles that actually work.

Murray, UT

Government only gets bigger by taking from the people.

They take your loaf of bread and give back a slice. I don't know why people think this is a good deal. And I certainly don't see how it leads to prosperity. No matter how many ways we count what we have, and regroup it, and redistribute it, we still are not productive enough. We need everyone to be a maker, working at a useful job, if we want prosperity. As long as the jobless rate stays high, our production rates stay low, and we are stuck in recession, even though our government leaders call it a recovery.

Thank goodness for people like Samuelson, who can coherently show where we are headed.

Mike in Texas
Cedar City, Utah

The truth is that the "stimulus" worked, but it's effectiveness was limited by its size and by mistakes in how the funding was managed. Most econonomists agree that government spending during economic crisis is essential to jump starting a recovery. Long term, the deficit is a problem, but that can be best resolved when the economy has recovered and real unemployment is down to less than 6%

Sandy, UT

Fractional reserve money systems cause recessions and depressions problems for the masses while enriching only a few. When will people learn.

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Salt Lake City, UT

They have the tea party there too.

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