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That's when you want to run surpluses, if you ever do. But the ability to run deficits during the downturn has no relation to your ability or will to run surpluses during the upturn. Unless you constrain yourself with silly and arbitrary rules like a 60 % of GDP government debt ceiling.

- Jake

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by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Wed Dec 14th, 2011 at 11:19:40 AM EST
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