Charity sock puppetry: how government lobbies itself for more government, and we pay

The Telegraph writes about a new IEA report

"When I look back at this current era one of my generic memories will be waking up to the Today programme to hear the latest dire warnings about Government cuts – child poverty, starvation, suicide, plague of frogs, that sort of thing. It’s strange, because I don’t recall Radio 4 giving much airtime to groups such as the Taxpayers' Alliance when Government spending went out of control a few years ago.

"And this would be maddening enough were it not for the fact that, nine times out of 10, the charity quoted on the Today programme attacking government policy is heavily funded by taxpayers and would be directly affected by the policy in question."

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