Government fiscal dynamics are elemental to the election of leaders and financial superstructures alike.
In order to think about a long-established social system it may be instructive to imagine recreating the relations of such a system in a new setting.
This project presents a very simple computational (agent-based) stock-flow monetary system model. This is a government, non-government sectoral economic system of stocks and flows defined by key policy variables and the behaviour of a number of agents.
Model policy variables are government spending, a stimulus quantity, and a government mandated taxation rate, a percentage. Change in both spending and taxation alter the flow of money (net financial assets) into the non-government economy. This is the government sector fiscal balance, which is either in surplus (a money flow away from the non-government sector), or more typically, in deficit (a money flow toward the non-government sector).
Model quarterly stimulus quantities are real-world United States of America (USofA) government total expenditures. Model taxation is a constant 37 percent.
The chapters that follow weave fiction, a model, economic data and macro level visualisations best viewed on a large screen.
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