Here are the answers with discussion for this Weekend’s Quiz. The information provided should help you work out why you missed a question or three! If you haven’t already done the Quiz from yesterday then have a go at it before you read the answers. I hope this helps you develop an understanding of Modern…
Welcome to the Billy Blog Saturday Quiz. The quiz tests whether you have been paying attention over the last seven days. See how you go with the following questions. Your results are only known to you and no records are retained.
- 1. If the government abandons the practice of issuing bonds to the non-government sector to match its fiscal deficit, the latter will be less wealthy but have more cash.
- 2. When a country runs a small current account deficit and the private domestic sector is saving overall, the government fiscal balance will always be in deficit.
- 3. The British Labour Party under its new leadership is still wedded to eliminating the fiscal deficit. However, it has stated it prefers tax increases rather than spending cuts whereas so-called "conservatives" recommend spending cuts and privatisation. In terms of the initial impact on national income, which policy option will be more damaging - a tax increase which aims to increase tax revenue at the current level of national income by $x or a spending cut of $x?
- Tax increase
- Spending cut
- Both will be equivalent
- There is not enough information to answer this question
Sorry, quiz 340 is now closed.
You can find the answers and discussion here