deficit

  • 20 Mar 2014

    George Osborne yesterday presented a budget founded in the determination to believe, if not six, at least two impossible things before breakfast.

  • 8 Aug 2013

    Last year, I visited the Judean desert and met with people who used a water pipe funded by UK aid money. Before the pipe was fitted, the villagers often had to go ten days without a bath. Now they can bathe every three days. They are also better able to water their vegetables and feed their livestock. The aid money has thus made them more independent, not less.

  • 3 Jan 2012
    There is an excellent letter in today's Financial Times from James Skinner, a trustee of the New Economics Foundation, referring to the 'conspiracy of silence' surrounding the creation of money by commercial banks.
  • 2 Aug 2011

    The Green Party has questioned the viability and legitimacy of a world financial system that is being held to ransom by a few people in a single country.

  • 1 Aug 2011

    The world's largest debtor nation, the United States, is set for a deficit ceiling deal which will result in cuts hitting some of the most vulnerable.

  • 27 Mar 2011

    Listening to the the suave propaganda pouring from the lips of Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander, and other government apologists over the last 24 hours, I am struck by the persistence of the 'deficit denial' theme - and the fact that it seems to have won over a significant portion of the public. This does not make what is being said any more factually sound, ethically substantial or intellectually rigorous, of course.