Real Gross Domestic Private Product, 20002012
By Robert Higgs
This article appeared in the Summer 2013 issue of The Independent Review.
Until World War II and the postwar years, when the federal bureaucracy institutionalized the governments preferred method for calculating national income, economists offered sound arguments for excluding government spending from estimates of gross domestic product. Using their general approach reveals that the private economys performance for the past thirteen years has been only somewhat better than complete stagnation.
Robert Higgs is Retired Senior Fellow in Political Economy, Founding Editor and former Editor at Large of The Independent Review.
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