Meaning of deficit spending in English:

deficit spending


mass noun
  • Government spending, in excess of revenue, of funds raised by borrowing rather than from taxation.

    ‘As in Chile, this massive redirection of funds from government deficit spending into private investment could raise U.S. economic growth to a new level altogether.’
    • ‘The government finances its deficit spending by inflation.’
    • ‘Growth requires new money that finances deficit spending by firms and consumers.’
    • ‘Economists have also claimed that ending deficit spending by the federal government would eliminate the trade gap.’
    • ‘Moreover, the country's deepening trade deficit has confounded the ability of fiscal deficit spending to push the private sector back into a net saving position.’
    • ‘Government deficit spending under a gold standard is severely limited.’
    • ‘But more generally we are confronted with the issue of deficit spending by the federal government.’
    • ‘How many times have American policy makers celebrated the elimination of government deficit spending?’
    • ‘It is very unlikely that the practice of deficit spending will be abandoned in the not too distant future.’
    • ‘In general, however, I am skeptical that capital markets are so incomplete that it makes sense to fund individual human capital investment through government deficit spending.’
    • ‘Also, fiscal measures like tax cuts and public deficit spending could be recommended, where the latter is preferred because of a larger multiplier effect.’
    • ‘Other than in wartime, there is no clear relationship between federal deficit spending and inflation.’
    • ‘Will a little tax cut here or a bit of deficit spending there turn things around?’
    • ‘But that means we may have dip into Social Security revenues, or maybe raise taxes, or go into deficit spending.’
    • ‘It will impact our willingness to go back into deficit spending.’
    • ‘When any economic agent spends more than they earn over any given period of time, they are deficit spending.’
    • ‘Until 1985 both countries followed similar Keynesian policies of deficit spending.’
    • ‘Only ever greater doses of Keynesian deficit spending prevented the onset of deep crisis, but at the cost of runaway inflation.’
    • ‘It sought to fight a savage recession with increased deficit spending.’
    • ‘As the government borrows more to pay for its deficit spending, interest rates rise, and that hurts our entrepreneurial cause.’