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Why is Cameron ignoring Keynes?

David Cameron received a first at Oxford, studying Philosophy, Politics and Economics.  One can imagine that he managed to avoid reading Keynes’ General Theory during his university years but it is inconceivable that he did not gather a passing acquaintance with the great man’s thought. And the most familiar of Keynes’ insights is that during a recession one should increase the government deficit. And yet, the basis of the coalition’s economic policy is a brutal reduction in government spending. Why?

A recession, by…

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