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Is Anybody Surprised that Krugman Was Wrong about U.K. Fiscal Policy?

Hamilcar Barca Wrote: Jan 24, 2013 9:29 AM
If you think the policy is such a good idea, why don't you try it yourself? Spend every nickel you can lay your hands on, I will let you know how much it has improved my financial well being.

Just like in the United States, politicians in the United Kingdom use the deceptive practice of “baseline budgeting” as part of fiscal policy.

This means the politicians can increase spending, but simultaneously claim they are cutting spending because the budget could have expanded at an even faster pace.

Sort of like saying your diet is successful because you’re only gaining two pounds a week rather...