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June 28, 2012

Manifesto for Economic Sense

We are now four years into the recession that started with the 2008 banking crisis. Governments in the UK and other European countries are continuing with ill-thought-out policies that only serve to worsen the problem.

We as economists know from what we teach that this is repeating the mistakes that led to the 1930s depression with its terrible social and political consequences.

Paul Krugman and Richard Layard have issued a manifesto calling for a return to policies based on evidence, and asked that economists and others who agree should sign it.

As they say, "The whole world suffers when men and women are silent about what they know is wrong."

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