Britain can afford to live with high debt ‘forever’, says IMF – Telegraph

Olivier Blanchard, the International Monetary ...

Olivier Blanchard, the International Monetary Fund’s Economic Counsellor and Director of Research, during the World Economic Outlook (WEO) press conference, October 8, 2008 at the IMF Headquarters in Washington DC. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is a must-read article from the Telegraph, citing latest research evidence from the IMF.

via Britain can afford to live with high debt ‘forever’, says IMF – Telegraph.

It looks like Oliver Blanchard, Chief Economist at the IMF is promoting his Keynesian values again. Originally, the high-priest of austerity, the IMF is now promoting the benefits of massive public sector investment in infrastructure – the cost at the margin is higher levels of national indebtedness. Watch out for big name economists to pile in to the debate (it will help sell their latest books).

Of course, these viewpoints are highly politically charged too. It puts the likes of UK Chancellor, George Osborne, on the back foot – critics will argue that Osborne’s austerity is politically motivated in favor of a smaller government.

Thoughts?

David Blanchflower: David Cameron’s economic gibberish – David Blanchflower – Business Comment – The Independent

This is a good article from David  Blanchflower in the Independent. Check it out!

 

via David Blanchflower: David Cameron’s economic gibberish – David Blanchflower – Business Comment – The Independent.

 

The article once again questions David Cameron’s judgement and leadership, in my view.

 

Any thoughts?

 

David Cameron's visit

David Cameron’s visit (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

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