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5.%20The%20Welfare%20State - The Welfare State British...

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The Welfare State
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British Identity Identity as people who developed Parliamentary Institutions Identity as British Empire Identity as people committed to laissez- faire economics: “Few countries have ever been more totally dominated by an a priori doctrine than Britain was by laissez-faire economics. (Hobsbawm)
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Economic History of Britain Belief that individualism and self-interest would in the long run benefit everyone Monopoly on naval power and empire 1760-1846 Eliminated remains of mercantilist ideas Eliminate remains of traditional social policy Eliminate landed interests Eliminate accumulated tradition.
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Economic History cont. 1846-1875 – Only country who refused any fiscal protection to its industries or helped to finance any part of railroad system. Only role of government related to taxes and currency 1875-1931 – Clear monopoly could not be maintained, but spent money on war and empire rather than social welfare 1931 – Attempt to maintain free trade abandoned 1938-45 WWII – forced state-planning and managed economy
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Sir William Beveridge British economist and social reformer, Director of the London School of Economics in 1919
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Beveridge Report - 1942. 1941 government commissioned a report
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This note was uploaded on 12/12/2008 for the course HIST 2123 taught by Professor Christensen during the Fall '08 term at Colorado.

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