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The wrong cure

Why the cuts won't help the economy

Cutting spending is not the same as cutting the deficit.
What is the deficit?
How big is the problem?
What's the best way to reduce the deficit?

How cuts will make Britain more unfair

The government says that its cuts programme is not just unavoidable, but also fair and progressive. Is this true?

What the experts say

Paul Krugman, Joseph Stiglitz, Martin Wolf and David Blanchflower are among the experts who speak out.

Economic myths and realities

Our guide to common economic myths – and the essential articles and blog posts that debunk them.

Discover the alternatives

The government is wrong: we do have a choice.
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Cuts are not the cure
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