A new Harvard study of recessions around the world from 1970 to 2007 shows that tax cuts are the best way to end a recession and increase the number of jobs, thereby reducing unemployment rates.
Conversely, the study showed that increases in government spending tend to make recessions last longer and unemployment to remain high.
Two respected Harvard economists, Alberto F. Alesina and Silvia Ardagna, conducted the study
What now, Barack Obama and Nancy Pelosi?
- Sources: Extension News, 01/21/10, and The Foundry, 11/05/09.