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Brendan Barber's Articles

A New Year Message

30 Dec 2008, by in Economics

2009 has to mark a decisive turning point, away from the neo-liberal market-always-knows-best conventional wisdom that brought our economy to the brink of a catastrophic collapse, towards a fairer, more balanced economy delivering sustainable prosperity. This is going to be a grim year. Unemployment will increase every month. Some predict it will hit three million,…

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PBR: Well on course

24 Nov 2008, by in Economics

The Chancellor was right to inject this extra money into the economy. He has changed the political debate by breaking the taboo that the super-rich should never pay more tax. He did about as much today as he could to boost the economy but we will need further interest rate cuts and action to get…

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Tackling poverty through decent work

07 Oct 2008, by in International

There’s an old saying about what makes charity aimed at developing countries effective. ‘Give a man a fish and you keep him alive for a day. Teach him how to fish and you keep him alive for years to come.’ But isn’t this a pretty poor ambition? Fishing is a hard, often dangerous job. In…

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