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The five must-read blogs from today, including the Tories' growing problem with the economy.

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1. 'Workers are children, and if you don't like high pay, move to Cuba'

Left Foot Forward's Alex Hern highlights Dr Heather McGregor's absurd defence of executive pay.

2. No sign of end to political party funding impasse

FT Westminster's Jim Pickard explains why Labour and the Conservatives continue to oppose party funding reform.

3. OBR's grim electoral message for David Cameron

The government will have to stand for re-election on the promise of yet further austerity, says Jeremy Warner at the Telegraph.

4. Fiscal policy & semi-science

Over at Stumbling and Mumbling, Chris Dillow asks what it will take for the Tories to admit that their fiscal plans are failing.

5. Neo-Calvinists and the Euro Crisis

Paul Krugman warns of the consequences of relying on the "North European interpretation" of the eurozone crisis.

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