single-entry bookkeeping

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Noun1.single-entry bookkeeping - a simple bookkeeping system; transactions are entered in only one account
bookkeeping, clerking - the activity of recording business transactions
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The idea that export subsidies will create jobs and increase GDP is yet another example of the single-entry bookkeeping mentality that has larded the federal budget with so many subsidies and payments to special interests.
Single-entry bookkeeping prevailed until the Industrial Age rendered it useless.
When I sneaked a look at the books, it was back to single-entry bookkeeping.

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