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An up to date short study which examines the key debates on British economic performance since 1914. Rex Pope considers the indicators and measures involved in assessing economic performance and then looks at issues affecting the economy such as the role of government, British entrepreneurship, the state of world markets, the effect of the two world wars and the importance of cultural attitudes towards industry.
Table of Contents
Part One: The Background
Measures of economic performance
Part Two: The British Economy Since 1914
2. Still Competitive: The British Economy in 1914
3. Painful Adjustment 1914-1939
4. 1939-1979: Lost Opportunities?
5. From the Ashes? The British Economy Since 1979
6. Culture and Decline
Part Three: Assessment
Part Four: Documents