Alertado aqui para um artigo escrito ali, leio sobre os paradoxos da Economia que me deixam perplexo e sem capacidade discursiva, confiando que quem governa saberá melhor...mas desconfiando sempre de quem promete algo contra o senso comum.
Bem gostava de poder contar com estas surpresas, agora em Portugal. Mas não sei e por muito que ouça economistas de cátedra continuo sentado à espera de poder saber o que só depois se sabe.
Thatcher was so nervous of her internal critics, she'd prevented discussion of economic policy in the cabinet for months. She certainly wasn't going to make an exception for the budget. The result was that when Geoffrey Howe left for the House on budget day 1981 - March 10th - only he and the Prime Minister knew what he'd decided to do.
Only Howe and the PM knew what was going to be announced on Budget day
Were they wrong to protest? Geoffrey Howe and Patrick Minford are convinced they were. After all, the economy started to grow again almost days after the letter was signed. That was embarrassing for the economists, to say the least. "