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Policy report: A sustainable recovery

Politicians have promised a new kind of economy. Can they deliver?

By Tom Clark   November 2020

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A change, they say, is as good as a rest. But can a rest be as good as a change? After the economy was forcibly silenced in the spring and with autumnal hibernation now setting in, Westminster’s more thoughtful minds are asking themselves whether we can use the unavoidable stop to precipitate an overdue rethink.

It makes sense to attempt to seize the day. From effective train nationalisation to an explosion of state-subsidised incomes, all sorts of emergency measures have been required, and a long historical…

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