Clegg’s infrastructure efficiency gains will not bring growth
Mark Littlewood and Prof Philip Booth comment on the proposals
Prof Philip Booth comments on the Economic Freedom of the World: 2011 Annual Report
Mark Littlewood comments on Nick Clegg's speech on growth
“The government will not bring about growth through speeding up capital spending. If this is the extent of its strategy, we should not hold our breath waiting for improving economic forecasts any time soon.
“Boosting growth is a challenge, but it is also a choice. What is needed is a major programme of deregulation, making it easier for private businesses to flourish. The government should be slashing red tape, suspending – not increasing – the minimum wage, and being more radical in its proposed liberalisation of planning laws.“
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