John Mason MSP Doesn’t Know His Debt From His Deficit

John Mason MSP is a former accountant who is the Deputy Convener of the Scottish Parliament’s Finance Committee. Last month he was the focus of a lengthy conversation on twitter after stating that the “UK deficit (is) ¬£1.5 trillion”. For those of you with time to squander the entire twitter exchange can be found here:¬†https://twitter.com/JohnMasonMSP/status/703699151461203968…

Corbyn v. The Deficit Dimwits

Jeremy Corbyn’s unexpected leap to the front of the Labour Party leadership race has inadvertently created a modern miracle: it has united every organ of the mainstream media from the Guardian to the Telegraph, and every politician to the right of Dennis Skinner. They all agree that his plans for the economy are bonkers. If…

This is a good video from Jon Krajack, exploding the myth that government debt and deficits are a problem. If you follow it to the end you’ll discover that without government deficits there would be no private sector surplus – no savings for you and me, no spare money for business investment. You’ll also find…