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Give two disadvantages of using an expenditure-based fiscal policy over a taxation-based fiscal policy.
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One major disadvantage of using an expenditure-based fiscal policy is the lag in implementation. In contrast, a taxation-based fiscal policy can advance much more quickly. A second disadvantage is that the urgency of increasing expenditure during a recession makes it harder to identify and efficiently implement the projects that are socially beneficial. In addition, most of the projects with the highest social return may have already been funded, raising the chance that a new project won't be socially desirable. Finally, politics and special interests sometimes interfere in the decision-making process, increasing the chances that bad projects get funded. In contrast, for taxation-based policies, the additional spending required to boost economic growth is done by households themselves, so that the money is spent on goods and services that households value.

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