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Budget must not limit enterprise

'First, do no harm" is often a good prescription for governments, as well as doctors. However, given that it needs to raise €3.8 billion, the government will struggle to stick to that dictum in this w

4th December, 2011

''First, do no harm" is often a good prescription for governments, as well as doctors. However, given that it needs to raise €3.8 billion, the government will struggle to stick to that dictum in this week's budget.

Higher taxes and lower spending are the last thing the struggling economy needs, and yet, with a large budget deficit, we have no choice. It is often forgotten that, even without the need to bail out the banks,...

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