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What percentage of economists support the notion that austerity measures improve employment?

In essence, how broadly-accepted are the opposing notions of stimulus and austerity will promote job growth? When I listen to discussions, I am generally presented with one economist from each side of the argument and possibly one in the middle. This, however, doesn't tell me whether those economists represent the academic economics world at large. It could be that the Chicago School of thought is only as popular as the notion of Intelligent Design among scientists.
tynamite's avatar This all depends on whether you think that public service cuts help improve the economy and help its citizens. Do you think that cutting police, education, welfare, etc is a good idea?

Think of the economy like a workhorse. The horse has to work in order to get food. You find out the horse is in debt. Would your first reaction be to cut off its food?

Does it actually solve anything? Now you've got the answer about whether it does, a better question to ask, is what percentage of economists are conservative.
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Compesh is a question and answer (and debate) website, so before you make a debate, you better learn what an assertion is. I suppose you already know what a question is, and that you've typed it in the box. ;)

An assertion, is basically a statement you can make, that is either true or false.

Richer people have better health.

The question for that would be, Do richer people have better health?

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