- the spending of government funds in commercial enterprises, to stimulate the national economy.
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A certain amount of Keynesian pump-priming, of the right sort, won't do any harm—but it probably won-t do much good either.
A certain amount of Keynesian pump-priming, of the right sort, won't do any harm - but it probably won't do much good either.
- the act or process of introducing fluid into a pump to improve the sealing of the pump parts on starting and to expel air from it
- US government expenditure designed to stimulate economic activity in stagnant or depressed areas
- another term for deficit financing
Informally, government spending to increase purchasing power and stimulate the economy.