Economics Editor of Sky News
Here’s something that isn’t often mentioned these days. The world economy is currently doing worse, seven and a half years after the crash, than it was at the same stage of the Great Depression.
I had planned to make this the story of the Autumn Statement and Spending Review in five charts, or maybe ten charts(we journalists tend to like to do things in round numbers) but I think you can actually tell the story in only two charts.
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