An American radio show, Planet Money, got together a group of economists and jotted down a list of policies that they all supported. An eclectic mix: Dean Baker is very much of the left for example and Russ Roberts somewhere to the right of me if such an intellecual position can be believed. It's an interesting list:
1) Eliminate the mortgage tax deduction. OK, we in the UK have done that. Nigel Lawson gave it the coup de grace and quite rightly too.