Free Lunch Thinking


Over the past few decades, certain economic theories have achieved the status of fundamental economic truths among many of the world’s governments – that high spending is always dangerous, for example; that taxing corporations less makes them more productive; that the way to stop people doing things you don’t want them to do (drinking, smoking and so) on is to make them pay more for the privilege. In ‘Free Lunch Thinking’, economist and journalist Tom Bergin takes ten of the most prevalent economic mantras and assesses how they play out in practice in the real world.

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