Growth vs Austerity: when two tribes go to war

Analysts have been arguing over the relative merits of growth and austerity since the Eurozone sovereign crisis began. Most politicians, however, have stayed rooted in an austerity consensus. As Gary Jenkins writes, that is now breaking down.

  • 11 May 2012

Human beings are social animals. We need some form of community, a sense of belonging and the ability to communicate. Since our ancestors gathered together in caves for protection and hunted together in order to maximise food for the community, we have exhibited tribal behaviour.

There has been ...

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