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any expenditure by government on social INFRASTRUCTURE such as roads, houses, hospitals, sewers, etc. Such expenditure was strongly advocated by KEYNES during the DEPRESSION of the 1930s to alleviate the problem of UNEMPLOYMENT and to stimulate AGGREGATE DEMAND via the MULTIPLIER. See KEYNESIAN ECONOMICS, MACROECONOMIC POLICY, GOVERNMENT EXPENDITURE.
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The veto gave Jackson an exaggerated reputation as a foe of internal improvements, for he was not opposed to such appropriations as he believed would pass constitutional scrutiny.
TWell, perhaps renovation is too big a word to describe painting, decorating and internal improvements, but after years of making do it feels as if we've had Nick Knowles and The Big Build team in for a month.
Besides the renewed plug-ins, Handy Backup Free for Cloud 7.9.4 has some internal improvements for different functions and methods of backing up and restoring data.
Ian Rand, CEO for Barclays Business Banking, said that the new tool would boost productivity while also helping SMBs to manage their cash flow, compare data and make other internal improvements to their services.
Joe O'Connor, joint administrator for EY, said: "Despite internal improvements in efficiency, the company's management were sadly unable to return this part of the business to profitability resulting in the decision to place Impetus into administration.
These are subtle and deeply internal improvements, but they're ones that make everything else in the database engine faster and better balanced.
The rumored (http://www.ibtimes.com/apple-watch-2-rumors-internal-updates-only-despite-lagging-customer-support-2352439) Apple Watch 2 is expected to feature internal improvements to boost functionality and battery life.
The clear focus on improving the quality of our portfolio, superior execution within design for manufacturing and the ongoing delivery of internal improvements are achieving the expected results whilst creating a solid foundation for our continued and sustainable growth.
Since Alexander Hamilton's tenure as Treasury secretary, for example, there had been pressure for the federal government to spend on infrastructure, called "internal improvements." Many members of Congress wanted the government to support roads and canals, either as particular projects in their districts or as a general policy.
There has been refurbishment and some internal improvements since its opening but one wonders how secure a long-term future the market has.
Despite marketing challenges, the focus on internal improvements had boosted operational efficiency, created departments leading to revenue growth and helped the company maintain its leading position among regional shipyards in 2014, it said.