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Growthmanship in the Twenty-First Century

Jim Tomlinson


Courtney Smith

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In the run-up to the next general election both main parties are giving high priority to increasing the growth rate. But does past experience suggest this is a sensible strategy? The historical evidence does not support the idea that this is a winning stance, and it places reliance on a concept which is both deeply problematic as measure of economic well-being and little understood by the public.

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    Jim Tomlinson

    Jim Tomlinson is Professor of Economic and Social History at the University of Glasgow and is completing the manuscript of a proposed book entitled Churchill and Industrial Britain. Liberalism, Empire and Employment, 1900–1929.

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