The government must inject money into our ailing economy -- there is no alternative

November 2008
New Statesman;11/3/2008, Vol. 137 Issue 4921, p4
In this editorial the author comments on the 2008 global financial crisis and its impact on the economy of Great Britain. The article takes issue with conservative critics who argue against public spending as a means to end the economic downturn. The author urges the government of prime minister Gordon Brown to provide public funds to stave off a recession.


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