The Center for Freedom and Prosperity Foundation has released a new video which examines how government spending hurts economic growth. The video cites eight primary costs associated with government spending:

  1. Extraction Cost
  2. Displacement Cost
  3. Negative Multiplier Cost
  4. Behavioral Subsidy Cost
  5. Behavioral Penalty Cost
  6. Market Distortion Cost
  7. Inefficiency Cost
  8. Stagnation Cost

For more information on broader issue of the cost of government, check out the Cost of Government Day 2009 Report here.