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The Weekend Quiz – May 21-22, 2022

Welcome to The Weekend Quiz. The quiz tests whether you have been paying attention or not to the blog posts that I post. See how you go with the following questions. Your results are only known to you and no records are retained.

1. Central bankers are talking about ending their quantitative easing programs as an anti-inflationary strategy while governments are withdrawing of fiscal stimulus programs. Both policy shifts will destroy net financial assets in the non-government sector.



2. Australian workers found out officially this week that the real wage fell 2.7 per cent in the last 12 months. Given the growth in wages (the money you get paid) is lagging behind inflation while labour productivity is growing, then we can conclude that the profit share in GDP must be increasing.



3. The government is attempting to reduce the fiscal deficit. Private market orientated advisors tell them to cut government spending, whereas, the more civic-minded advisors argue that it is better to increase taxes in an equitable way than to engage in harsh spending cuts. Which policy option - a tax rate increase that will increase tax revenue at the current level of national income by $x or a spending cut of $x - will have the greater initial impact on aggregate demand?







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