A major study of the economic impact of the growth in UK government expenditure.
How can such a situation prevail? Why are politicians not interested in one of the key determinants of economic welfare? Why is it impossible to tell the policies of the main parties apart on this issue? David B. Smith analyses these questions too and proposes changes that would make it more likely that Britain could have a smaller government sector.
2006, Hobart Papers 158, ISBN 978 0 255 36579 6, 187pp, PB
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