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Webb, Sidney, 1859-1947. Great Britain after the war - Image 24. 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/2277.

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Webb, Sidney, 1859-1947. (1916). Great Britain after the war - Image 24. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/2338/show/2277

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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 22 GREAT BRITAIN AFTER THE WAR. whereas before the war we were saving (i.e., creating additional capital) to the extent of 400 million pounds every year; we shall have lost some millions of tons of merchant shipping, after the war, factories, roads, machinery, etc., etc., will be generally in a state of deterioration and disrepair; the rate of interest will be high; moreover, it may be even higher in other countries, so that what capital there is may be tempted abroad, unless prevented by Government control. (Should it not be?) The probable shortage of capital is perhaps the most serious aspect of the position. Let us, however, remember the enormous accumulations before the war (estimated at £12,000,000,000), our escape in this country from sheer destruction of capital (except in shipping), and the possibility of State action to secure loans at reasonable rates for housing, the enterprises of Local Authorities, and domestic industrial developments. Sir George Paish has declared that " we may confidently expect that after the war we shall have as much new capital for investment as before it." 4. Organisation. The economic system of the country, such as it was, is in its essentials intact. The greater part of our overseas trade is going on; our financial system, our communications, our staple industries, are all secure. The waste of competition, the lack of deliberate adjustment of production to demand, the failure to regularise production—all these faults remain. But we have gained immensely in our national powers of organisation through the experience of the last two years ; and perhaps we shall now set ourselves to remedy these drawbacks. Let us take heart also in the fact that the same extraordinary adaptability which the economic system manifested when the nation mobilised for war will be there when the nation demobilises for peace. It depends largely on our will. -