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Ryan Bourne

R. Evan Scharf Chair for the Public Understanding of Economics
March 12, 2020
Commentary

Sunak’s Budget Marks the Tories’ Final Retreat From Thatcherism

For arguably the first time since 1979, this week’s Budget explicitly endorsed two policy principles Conservatives have long rejected: that governments should use public spending to steer the macroeconomy and that activist government can drive innovation and long‐​run growth.

UK Telegraph
February 2, 2020
Commentary

The Economists’ Hour: How the False Prophets of Free Markets Fractured Our Society by Binyamin Applebaum

A decade after the financial crisis, and in the wake of President Trump’s election and Brexit, one might expect Left‐​wing critiques of the “era of neoliberalism” and the Anglo‐​Saxon “economic model” to be ten a penny. But as political tectonic plates shift, criticism of free market economics is no longer confined to the Left.

UK Telegraph