Alfie Stirling wrote for OpenDemocracy about the media’s mistake in treating the IFS with too much reverence:

The problem, rather, is in the relationship between the IFS and the UK media: especially broadcasters, and especially during elections. Broadcasters are, too often, too quick to assume they have found an infallible voice of authority, and seemingly unwilling, or unaware of the need to better distribute their airtime among economists with different perspectives.”

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