Friday, 4 February 2011

Progressive London conference discussion on economic strategy - 19 February

The terrible 4th quarter 2010 UK GDP figures show the urgent need for alternatives to the Tory economic agenda. This discussion will be a key focus at the Progressive London conference on 19 February at which Ken Livingstone will speak.

Mick Burke, from Socialist Economic Bulletin, will discuss economic policy together with other leading economists and commentators including Professor Victoria Chick, Emeritus Professor of Economics at University College London, Duncan Weldon, and Sinead Pentony, Head of Policy - TASC Ireland.

There will be a broad range of leading representatives of the anti-cuts movements including Len McCluskey, Gen Sec Elect Unite, Frances O'Grady TUC Deputy Gen Sec, Clifford Singer from False Economy, Daniel Garvin from UK Uncut and Mark Wallinger from Save the Arts

There is an alternative - Progressive London Conference

19th February 2011, Congress House, Great Russell St, London WC1H 10am-5pm
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Anonymous said...

Yeah.. right.. debt is growth..etc

Why is it socialists above all else are just obsessed with obtaining other people's money...

Rothbardian said...

So basically, a congregation of self-indulgent leftists talking to themselves. You guys have no understanding of how an economy works. If a country borrows £150,000,000 from the marketplace, then you should expect that they want to make sure the borrower is solvent enough to pay off the debts. And in any case there are no cuts. Spending is currently up 7% year on year, and will be £90 billion higher in 2015 than it is now. I don't expect you to admit this, as you socialists have never let objective facts and objectives truths get in the way of a mindless rant against 'rich people.'

Can you also comment on the inequality of the tax system, whereby the top 1% of earners pay 25% of all income tax. In America, the top 10% pay 95% of the total tax take. The top 10% here pay 50% of the total tax take. You say tax the rich. I say they are taxed enough already. Again, you won't let the truth get in the way of ideological posturing will you?

Anonymous said...


Your concepts are vague (is 'total tax take' all revenue or simply reveue from direct personal taxation?) and your numbers preposterous---look at the IFS or the ONS figures.