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Nine policy taboos overturned by Covid-19

In tackling pandemic-driven slowdown, pragmatism has ruled in countries across continents irrespective of ruling party affiliation

Chancellor Rishi Sunak's announcement that, "For the first time in history, our government is going to pay people's wages," earned praise from the head of Britain's trade union movement, Frances O'Grady.

AN ECONOMY is defined as a "circular flow of income" - one person's spending is another person's income. National income is the sum of everyone's spending, and loosely speaking, growth comes from increased velocity of that spending. Social distancing or lockdown is a deliberate interruption in...

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