If you’re looking for our pamphlet: Myths, lies and austerity, it’s here: Myths lies and austerity final2
This blog has been set up by a group of us in Edinburgh. The group started soon after Scotland’s Independence Referendum in September 2014.
We weren’t satisfied with what we’d been told about the economics of independence – by either side. We decided to educate ourselves.
The first topic we looked at was austerity. We’ve been told it’s painful but necessary.
We’ve looked into this thoroughly. We’ve read the economists, trawled through budget speeches, followed up the official statistics, read the think-tank reports.
The conclusions are startlingly clear. When you look at the evidence, there is absolutely no economic case for austerity. Just the opposite: it’s actively destructive. Here are the arguments: Myths lies and austerity final2
Which raises the interesting question: why do the major political parties in the UK – and elsewhere in Europe – insist on the opposite?
That’s what this blog is about.
Our group is called the Economics Working Group of the Radical Independence Campaign, Edinburgh.