Tax and Fiscal Policy

Three myths that are increasingly pervasive in public debate


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Tax and Fiscal Policy

Professor Philip Booth writes for Conservative Home

Coronavirus is no excuse for surrendering to the Left on economics, writes Professor Philip Booth, IEA Senior Academic Fellow, in Conservative Home.

He outlines three myths that are increasingly pervasive in public debate. First, that government debt does not matter. Second, because the economy is in such a state of shock, that the Government must carry on spending to help keep the economy going post-lockdown. Third, we are told that we cannot and should not have a period of austerity as things return to normal.

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