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I have been discussing growth policies for the British economy with my A2 macro groups. Here are some of the short news videos and audios that have been used as a stimulus to discussion

How do we encourage economic growth? (BBC news, July 2012)

Government plans to scrap compulsory retirement age (BBC news, July 2010)

Should there be a migrant cap for the UK (BBC Radio 4 Today, July 2010)

Welfare reform proposals revealed (BBC news, may 2010)

Infrastructure and growth: Energy bills set to rise to pay for £32bn investment (BBC news, Oct 2010)

Should the state fund scientific research? (Radio 4 today) ‘Basic scientific research needs public funding’

Innovation and growth: Personalising the technology of the future (BBC click)

Regional growth issues: Will hi-tech firms boost jobs in Belfast? (BBC news, Sept 2010)

Chancellor George Osborne cuts corporation tax (July 2010)

I am sure there are many other clips that can be a useful support to a class discussion of “growth policies” please do leave some comments with extra suggestions and I will add them to the blog.

USA: Barack Obama announces $50bn infrastructure plan (Guardian, September 2010)

 

 

 

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