Government Spending

Discipline: Economics

Government Spending, or Government Expenditures, is the total mount of money a government spends.

Governments may spend money on a wide variety of things, among which are military and police force, education, healthcare, research and development, and transfer payments.

Government Spending is financed by taxation, seignorage, and/or borrowing.

Also see: budget deficit, budget surplus, fiscal policy, monetary policy, money supply, seignorage, taxation

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