UK austerity push 'deeply destructive' says Paul Krugman
Source: BI-ME with Bloomberg , Author: Posted by BI-ME staff
Posted: Wed May 30, 2012 11:43 am
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INTERNATIONAL. Nobel laureate Paul Krugman said the U.K. government’s austerity plan is “deeply destructive” and it should instead step up spending to boost the economy.

The push for austerity “is failing dismally here,” he said in an interview on the BBC Radio 4’s Today program today.

“The whole intellectual framework has been tested to destruction,” he said “and yet the government is insisting that it will not revise” its austerity plan.

“Britain should be spending a couple of percent of GDP more,” Krugman said. “By all means have a plan for cutting the deficit, for reining in long-run spending, but not now.”

Editor's note: If more spending and debt is the solution for a country's deficit, then Greece should have been a European economic power.

 

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