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The Wasting of the British Economy
The Wasting of the British Economy
By Sydney Pollard
St. Martin's, 1982, 197 pp

A brilliant tract tracing the terrible decline of Britain's economy since 1945. This well-known British economic historian attributes the decline to the continued mismanagement of government policy, to systematic underinvestment, and, in passing, he notes that "in a few short years, British trade unions have destroyed the moral basis of trade unionism built up over generations." And still he hopes that argument will persuade policymakers and that the essential strength of Britain's economic and human resources will enable the country to stage a recovery.