Timmy elsewhere

At the ASI.

Examining Laura Sandy’s understanding of economics in the 2020 Conservatives report.

It ain’t high.

3 thoughts on “Timmy elsewhere”

  1. But, when all is said and done, she did mention scandium on p27 🙂

    It may be bollocks but it is well-produced and thoroughly referenced bollocks. Just as with the LHTD, we’ll see people referring back to this as gospel. Probably within weeks.

  2. Why is it that these reports are all entitled 20/20 and then are stuffed full of the most appalling myopic ignorant shite?

  3. Actual revenue raised from landfill tax 2011/12 was £1.1billion.
    So we could save £1.1billion simply by abolishing this tax. Forecast for 2014/15 is £1.5billion. Source http://www.resource.uk.com/article/UK/Landfill_tax_revenue_set_increase

    The rest of it is the usual drivel; anything which it is economic to recycle will be, the market will drive this. Often it is not possible or economic due to regulation introduced by the other hand of government/EU. Many perfectly useable things are now treated as toxic because they have become ‘waste’.
    Any jobs in recycling which are only economic due to being propped up by the government one way or another are negative in value. A misallocation of people and money.

    Making this even worse is that it issues from the party which is supposed to have some grasp of reality and economics, rather than the fluffy unquestioning belief in the magical money tree which characterises the rest of them.

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