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How best to boost growth? Coalition debate sees Tories argue for supply-side reforms, Lib Dems pushing for new ‘pension infrastructure fund’

As the OECD forecasts a sharp slowdown in global growth, the Coalition is re-examining old and new ideas to boost the economy here in the UK. And, judging by this report in The Guardian, the likely approach illustrates the impact of Lib Dem thinking within government…

The Coalition choice: Tory supply-side reforms OR…

One area that has been looked at to boost growth is supply-side reforms to free up the labour market, such as those championed by Conservative adviser Adrian Beecroft. The ‘Beecroft Report’ has urged radical reform, most controversially advocating the government to stimulate private industry to hire workers …

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  • User AvatarPeter Martin 13th Nov - 9:50am
    @ Paul Reynolds "Germany, Netherlands and Scandinavian countries have shown that this path is not necessary......." But have they? Neoliberals and ordoliberals like the German...
  • User AvatarRichard Underhill. 13th Nov - 9:41am
    https://www.carolinevoaden.org.uk/news
  • User AvatarPeter Martin 13th Nov - 9:39am
    @ Paul Reynolds "Germany, Netherlands and Scandinavian countries have shown that this path is not necessary......." But have they? Neoliberals like the German model which...
  • User AvatarTom Harney 13th Nov - 9:34am
    Everlasting growth is impossible. Everlasting exponential growth is impossible but the end point is nearer because the rate of destruction of our environment is increasing....
  • User AvatarInnocent Bystander 13th Nov - 9:33am
    Peter, I realise that simple, harsh reality is too boring and simple for the MMT devouts who much prefer the mysterious and arcane but to...
  • User AvatarRichard Underhill. 13th Nov - 9:29am
    "weak democracy at sub-national level, with a de facto level of administrative centralisation only surpassed by Malta and Luxembourg". This was what Charles Kennedy was...