Biden’s backwards budget

On the 28th of March, President Biden set out his $5.8 trillion budget proposal for 2023. One of the largest in American history, this historic piece of legislation outlines $4.1 trillion as part of an American ‘Jobs and Rescue plan’ alongside an additional $1.7 trillion in discretionary spending. Proposed tax increases in this bill amountContinue reading “Biden’s backwards budget”

Sunak’s economic woes

The British economic outlook for 2022 looks bleak. Living standards are set to fall at the fastest pace since the 1950s as inflation reaches a thirty-year high; absolute poverty looks set to rise for the first time since the Great Recession. All eyes have been on the Chancellor of the Exchequer to relieve the economicContinue reading “Sunak’s economic woes”

The Economic legacy of Thatcher’s government

Margaret Thatcher became Prime Minister in 1979 at a time of political and economic turmoil. The inflation rate had reached over 25% just three years prior, unions were striking at every possible opportunity, the country was in a mess. At the same time, economic growth had stagnated with unemployment reaching a 30-year high of 7%Continue reading “The Economic legacy of Thatcher’s government”