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Austerity's silver lining?

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Will the new era of cuts and financial austerity be unambiguously bad for the UK? Could there be a silver lining to the cloud of cuts?

Philosopher Roger Scruton and Mark Littlewood, of the Institute of Economic Affairs, discuss whether cuts should act as an inspiration to re-order our priorities away away from consumerism.


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