The Myth of Mr Butskell: The Politics of British Economic Policy, 1950-55

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Ashgate, 2002 - Political Science - 248 pages
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It is often assumed that a general consensus existed between the post-war Labour and Conservative governments in matters of economic policy. This book provides a systematic challenge to this view by examining the economic policy of Hugh Gaitskell from 1950 to 1955. Through a careful examination of the evidence, it is demonstrated that contrary to the prevailing view of this period, there was no consensus about the extent to which the economy should be controlled and how it should be managed, and that there was a sustained argument over the use of physical controls, monetary policy and direct taxation.

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