We can learn from lessons of the past

Not too long ago, it was part of our national self-image that we had done everything right for two decades.

22nd November, 2008

Not too long ago, it was part of our national self-image that we had done everything right for two decades.

Clearly, that isn’t the case. However, now many people are beginning to believe that we have done everything wrong.

The truth lies between those two extremes. But let’s not deny history: this country had a phenomenally successful economy from the mid-1990s until last year. It would be folly to make future government policy...

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