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Weeks, John (2019) 'Introduction: Part One: Building a full-employment economy.' In: Konzelmann, Sue, Himmelweit, Susan, Smith, Jeremy and Weeks, John, (eds.), Rethinking Britain: Policy Ideas for the Many. Brisol: Policy Press, pp. 9-12.

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There is a general acceptance of myths about government finances and economic management that comes from a lack of understanding of public spending and taxation. Lack of understanding turns into misunderstanding under the assault of propaganda, and provides fertile soil for converting myth into accepted wisdom. Knowledge provides the mechanism to dispel these myths, to reveal accepted wisdom as myth. Informed citizens are the foundation of democratic society. By participating through democratic institutions citizens facilitate effective government, and understanding government finances is central to that participation.

Item Type: Book Chapters
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > Department of Economics
ISBN: 9781447352556
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Date Deposited: 14 Apr 2021 12:20

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