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Alberto Alesina

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Professor of Political Economics at Harvard University

Alberto Alesina on KCRW

White House OMB Director Peter Orszag has announced  his resignation  and insiders say it's due to frustration with the lack of aggressive action against the growing fiscal deficit.

More Federal Stimulus Spending or a Switch to Austerity?

White House OMB Director Peter Orszag has announced his resignation and insiders say it's due to frustration with the lack of aggressive action against the growing fiscal deficit.

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The consensus is that  federal stimulus spending  helped to prevent recession from becoming depression and got recovery under way.

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The consensus is that federal stimulus spending helped to prevent recession from becoming depression and got recovery under way.

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