Letter to the Observer here.
All the usual tosh from all the usual suspects.
Just about the entire economics department from SOAS. Prem Sikka (yes, they are counting an accountant as an economist), R. Murphy (ditto), the bird who writes Gaian Economics, various nef-ites, Gregor Gall (professor of industrial relations I think, not an economist?).
Essentially, a list of those who have or do write for The Guardian plus those who would like to.
Increase benefits and pay for it through an FTT (even the EU has said that an FTT will shrink the economy).
Green Quantitative Easing. Print money to spend on windmills in effect. They\’re incapable of understanding the difference between quantitative easing (printing money to bring down long term interest rates) and printing money to spend.
Oh, and the Government should direct investment through a national investment bank. As if it\’s not been tried before and doesn\’t work?