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Government spending: Government spending refers to the use of public funds for various purposes, including infrastructure, defense, healthcare, education, and social programs. See also Government policy, Government debt, Government budget, State, Infrastructure, Healthcare system, Education.
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Economic Theories on Government Spending - Dictionary of Arguments

Mause I 276/277
Government Expenditure/Economic theories: Problems in determining optimal government spending arise in connection with public goods. Their value can hardly be determined, since there are an indefinite number of individuals who do not contribute to the costs (free rider problem). See Public Goods,
especially Public Goods/Samuelson.
For newer solutions Frey and Stutzer.(1)

1.Bruno S. Frey & Alois Stutzer. 2011. The use of happiness research for public policy. Social Choice and Welfare 38 (4): 659– 674.

Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments
The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
Economic Theories
Mause I
Karsten Mause
Christian Müller
Klaus Schubert,
Politik und Wirtschaft: Ein integratives Kompendium Wiesbaden 2018

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