International trade and balance of payments statistics – Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

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This briefing from OECD is WELL WORTH A READ. Check it out!

 

International trade and balance of payments statistics – Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

 

Based on this evidence, World Trade is strengthening which is good news. BUT there is still enormous economic and social debris to be removed, resulting from the 2008 crash and policies of excessive austerity.

 

Any thoughts?

 

 

 

 

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Let no one be fooled: this is not the triumph of austerity, Mr Osborne | Will Hutton | Comment is free | The Observer

This is a thoughtful article by Will Hutton in the Guardian. It’s a RECOMMENDED READ, in my view. Check it out!

Let no one be fooled: this is not the triumph of austerity, Mr Osborne | Will Hutton | Comment is free | The Observer.

Regular readers of this blog will know that I strongly believe that UK austerity has been excessive. BUT, in my judgement, cuts have impacted front-line services and too many bloated bureaucrats on gold-plated pensions are still in place, so there is still much room for further remedial surgery to the Public Sector. I agree with Hutton that austerity has not been responsible for renewed UK growth.

Any thoughts?

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