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The 2010 Comprehensive Spending Review: the economics of the cuts agenda are neither justified nor just

Van Reenen, John (2010) The 2010 Comprehensive Spending Review: the economics of the cuts agenda are neither justified nor just. British Politics and Policy at LSE (26 Oct 2010) Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Last week's Comprehensive Spending Review detailed the largest cuts to public spending since the Second World War. In John Van Reenen’s judgement, the speed and scale of the cuts are not economically justified because the previous government’s plans would have also dealt with the deficit with much less danger to the economic recovery. The Review is also unjust, hitting the poor much harder than the rich.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/
Additional Information: © 2010 The Author
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HG Finance
H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance
Journal of Economic Literature Classification System: H - Public Economics > H5 - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies
Sets: Departments > Economics
Collections > British Politics and Policy at LSE
Collections > Economists Online
Research centres and groups > Centre for Economic Performance (CEP)
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2011 12:39
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/39801/

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