This means money spent by the public sector on the acquisition of goods and provision of services such as education, healthcare, defense, and social protections.
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Infrastructure: Definition, Meaning, and Examples
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Government Purchases: Definition, Examples, Role in GDP
Deflationary Spiral: Overview and Examples in Government Spending
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International Finance Corporation (IFC): Definition and Example
Financial Repression Definition, Features, Consequences
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