A Matter Of Opinion

Stimulus: Most bang for the buck

Mark Zandi, chief economist for Moody's, recently wrote of the best ways to stimulate the economy. The Economic Policy Institute then put it in a handy chart, which reflects the return we could expect to see for every dollar spent.

Best places to spend the money:

1. Food stamps
2. Unemployment benefits
3. Infrastructure projects

Bottom 3:

1. Accelerated depreciation
2. Corporate tax cuts
3. Extend Bush tax cuts

Thoughts?




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