I don’t like this conclusion. I start from the belief that government should run surpluses in good times so that they can have some fiscal lee-way for stimulus in bad times. Readers know I deeply oppose government debt outside of structural investment, i.e. unsustainable entitlements and unsustainable empire. But if premature or excessive austerity actually deepens debt, as seems to be happening in Europe, then the equation changes.
Hat tip to the League of Ordinary Gentlemen