Sharper Axes, Lower Taxes: Big Steps to a Smaller State

Sharper Axes, Lower Taxes: Big Steps to a Smaller State

by Philip Booth
     
 

Providing strong evidence that high levels of taxation and public expenditure are hampering economic growth, this book examines the role of the state in key areas and finds that current policies are extremely inefficient, imposing high costs but delivering poor results. By combining substantial spending cuts with fundamental reform, outcomes can be improved at the

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Providing strong evidence that high levels of taxation and public expenditure are hampering economic growth, this book examines the role of the state in key areas and finds that current policies are extremely inefficient, imposing high costs but delivering poor results. By combining substantial spending cuts with fundamental reform, outcomes can be improved at the same time as taxes are reduced. Britain can become a dynamic, low-tax economy with welfare systems that no longer penalize work in the way they currently do. At the same time, individuals and families would benefit from high-quality health care, education, and infrastructure that is focused on consumer interests rather than producer interests.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780255366489
Publisher:
Institute of Economic Affairs
Publication date:
07/01/2011
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Philip Booth is editorial and program director at the Institute of Economic Affairs and a professor of insurance and risk management at Cass Business School. He worked for the Bank of England as an advisor on financial stability issues and has written widely, including a number of books, on investment, finance, social insurance, and pensions, as well as on the relationship between Catholic social teaching and economics. He is editor of economic affairs and associate editor of the Annals of Actuarial Science and the British Actuarial Journal.

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