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Whether the National debt creates a burden to future generations, it depends.
Who believe National debt is a burden because future generations have to repay taxes for present spending. Who believe National debt is not claim that every debt is also credit, government debt is not in itself a burden to future generations unless it is largely owed to foreign creditors.
It is relatively easy to calculate currency government debt burden. Inheritance and succession credit debt is not evenly distributed. Bondholders assumed strict credit inheritance, and strictly taxpayers debt inheritance. Everyone has a different burden equal to their tax expense, minus their income from government spending.
Firstly, foreign banks are a real currency debt burden, because interest payments constitute a genuine money transfers out of the nation. Second, although it may have little or no as a whole country's debt burden, the interest of the nation constitute a transfer of wealth among the citizens, especially as future taxpayers transfer payments to the creditors. Thus, although technically possible intergenerational burden countries add up to zero, it is not personal. The real burden is enormous shift from those who pay taxes, who received consumption, and those who charge interest.
Keynesian economists object and say that debt does not hurt future generations, provided that "we owe it to ourselves." A large debt could make, the Keynesians acknowledge, for an unequal and inequitable society, by creating a discrepancy between the taxpayers and the bondholders to whom they are indebted. But though the debt could reduce social welfare, its net effect on the generation's total wealth is zero.
Borrowing is still the most politically viable option for government expenditures. Taxation will always be unwelcome inflation ultimately makes its presence felt. However borrowing money through…...