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Webb, Sidney, 1859-1947. Great Britain after the war - Image 21. 1916. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. October 20, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/2338/show/2274.

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Webb, Sidney, 1859-1947. (1916). Great Britain after the war - Image 21. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/2338/show/2274

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Title Great Britain after the war
Alternative Title Great Britain after the war, by Sidney Webb and Arnold Freeman; being facts and figures, quotations and queries, suggestions and forecasts, designed to help individual inquirers and study circles in considering what will happen after war with regard to trade, employment, wages, prices, trade unionism, co-operation, women's labour, foreign commerce, the railways, the coal supply, education, taxation, etc. Dedicated to the Workers' educational association
Creator (LCNAF)
  • Webb, Sidney, 1859-1947
Publisher G. Allen and Unwin
Place of Creation (TGN)
  • London
Date 1916
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Economic policy
  • Economics
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • United Kingdom
Genre (AAT)
  • pamphlets
Language English
Type (DCMI)
  • Text
Original Item Extent 80 pages; 22 cm.
Original Item Location HC256.2.P27
Original Item URL http://library.uh.edu/record=b8302906~S11
Original Collection Socialist and Communist Pamphlets
Digital Collection Socialist and Communist Pamphlets
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://libraries.uh.edu/branches/special-collections
Use and Reproduction This item is in the public domain and may be used freely.
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Transcript GREAT BRITAIN AFTER THE WAR. B.—Demand after the War. 19 In the present system of capitalist industry, Production is apt to wait upon Demand. How will Demand be affected by Peace ? (To what extent will the Government continue to demand military goods of all kinds? Will the Central and Local Authorities be prompt in their orders for new roads, public buildings, parks, land reclamation, houses, etc.? What will tbe dealers and merchants in other countries demand from our manufacturers? Are we likely to impose new Customs Duties of a protective character, and what effect wouFd this have on Demand? How far has the war brought about a redistribution of income among social classes, and how will demand for goods be thereby affected? If there is widespread unemployment and low wages (or, alternatively, little unemployment and maintenance of the Standard of Life), how will that modify demand? Whether we consider the demand of the National Government and Local Authorities, or the demand of buyers overseas, or the demand from individuals at home, it is impossible to predict definitely (a) its extent, (b) its character, (c) when it will increase). (Note that, although we think we know very accurately the "laws" of mechanics, no one -can predict precisely how or when a wave will burst into spray. We can never measure all the forces acting at each point.) We can, however, foresee broad features of the results of Peace on Demand :—■ 1. There will be a quite sudden diminution (almost a cessation) <4 the present exceptional Government orders for munitions and military and naval equipment of all sorts (including food). This will depend upon the rate at which the Government disbands the Army, and upon.the extent to which it decides to keep the nation armed. But, whatever its precise proportions, the stoppage cannot but be prodigious, and its consequences revolutionary. Instead of giving orders for several million pounds' worth of goods of all kinds each day, the Government will suddenly ask only for a few hundreds of thousands of pounds' worth. Every trade ministering, even indirectly, to the support of the Army and the Navy will be affected. ^ (Note that in this category we must include munition-making, engineering, all the metal trades, coal-getting, transport, textile industries, leather trades, shipping, timber, agricultural produce, food manufabtures, etc.).