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Opinion: Are we open for business or shutting up shop?

“Let it be heard clearly around the world — from Shanghai to Seattle, and from Stuttgart to Sao Paolo: Britain is open for business,” George Osborne proclaimed rousingly in last month’s Budget. But what does this say about how Osborne views the UK? Unpick the assumptions underlying the rhetoric and the language reveals an intellectual wasteland beneath.

The reductionist’s reductions

There are two arguments against this world view. The first is that it is a highly reductionist view of any country, particularly one as culturally and socially rich as Britain. The second is that it is equally reductionist in its view of …

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  • John Medway
    @Gordon I don't think there's anything in your latest post I could disagree with without getting into some serious nit-picking. My main student days were in the...
  • Roland
    Whilst I get peoples general concerns, perhaps an alternative viewpoint might add further to the discussion. What has become clear, the various schemes to en...
  • Brad Barrows
    Interesting article and comments. Taxpayers often do not think it fair that they should be required to pay higher taxes so that some people can chose to decline...
  • Gordon
    @John Medway – My introduction to investment was in a ‘real economy’ company (not financial services/markets) where it was, in principle, straightforward ...
  • John Barrett
    Well said, John...