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    Shockingly bad discussion of productivity on @BBCr4today. It’s simple. A strong economy has 1) lots of people in work & 2) producing a lot

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    Among advanced economies Britain is good at 1) and less good at 2)

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    And the problem is that 2) (our productivity performance) has deteriorated massively over the past decade compared to the past and others

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    It matters because if UK produces less per hour, the total cake is smaller and there is less to eat than we would like.

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    So don’t @BBCr4today tell me it doesn’t matter or higher unemployment would raise productivity. Please. It neither educates nor informs

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  3. Discussion between John Humphries and business reporter

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