The natural behaviour of the key variables of the Ghanaian economy thus tends to instability. Is the Government able to bring about a contrived stability? Are the policy weapons available to it capable of achieving such a result ? The answer is that the weapons are probably not strong enough to prevent considerable short-term instability in several sectors of the economy. It is already implied in (b) above that the fiscal system does not encourage us to place much faith in the use of the budget to maintain a delicate balance in the economy.