Posts in Fiscal Policy
Successful Macroeconomic Stimulus

Modern economies can be stimulated by macroeconomic policies that increase purchasing power. If the stimulus is deficit-financed, the resulting increase in national debt can be accommodated within broad limits. 

This policy brief looks at the conditions that allow for successful implementation of macroeconomic stimulus programmes appropriate for a progressive government.

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Public Sector Debt Management

By June 2017 despite the austerity rhetoric of the subsequent coalition and Conservative governments the debt reached £1.75 trillion. Is this level a debt a problem requiring action by an incoming Labour government?  Need the debt be reduced and is it a burden on current or future generations?

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Fiscal PolicyJohn Weeks