We can’t Afford not to Invest in a Better Society.

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  How we Afford a Better Society – and How to Recognise it When someone asks you , “How can we afford to spend more on our public services”, the simple answer is, “We can’t afford not to.” Every day … Continue reading

That’s why it’s called a ‘struggle!’

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By Theresa Byrne, previously published here Ok I’ll start in the traditional style, and confess: I pinched the headline from Jeremy Corbyn’s speech to Scottish Labour. But it summed up my feelings and emotions over the last few days. Yes … Continue reading

The riddle of the deficit (or deficits for Dummies)

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Riddle: When is a ‘deficit’ not actually a deficit? Answer: When it’s a Government budget deficit.    Dear [insert name of virtually any Journalist or Politician] It seems that you’re still having a bit if a struggle to understand what … Continue reading

Is it really better to lift people out of paying tax?

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Lifted out of Participation by @julijuxtaposed First posted on December 13, 2012   I’m no economist so I’m keeping this excursion simple. Is it really better to lift people out of paying tax?  It sounds like a desirable policy goal on the … Continue reading

The fundamental deceit of ‘There’s No Money Left’

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There’s No Money Left?  by alittleecon http://alittleecon.wordpress.com/2012/09/24/the-british/ First posted 24.09.12 “The British Government has run out of money because all the money was spent in the good years,” George Osborne, Feb 2012 “…in the years of plenty they put nothing aside. They … Continue reading