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The Fiscal Barometer

Posted by Marcus Zillman

The Fiscal Barometer

The Fiscal Barometer tracks trends in federal, state and local spending, revenues, and employment. It shows ten indicators, including the Fiscal Impact Measure, a gauge of the contributions that government makes to the near-term pace of economic growth. These indicators highlight the important role of state and local government policies, sometimes overlooked in the Washington debate over federal taxes and spending. The fiscal impact measure shows how much federal, state, and local government taxes and spending added to or subtracted from the overall pace of economic growth. Between 2008 and 2011, fiscal impact was positive, indicating that government policy was stimulative; in recent years, it has been negative, indicating restraint. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This will be added to Financial Sources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to my recently released white paper titled Financial Sources for the Family Office. This will be added to New Economy Resources 2015.

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