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Webb, Sidney, 1859-1947. Great Britain after the war - Image 28. 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/2281.

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Webb, Sidney, 1859-1947. (1916). Great Britain after the war - Image 28. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/2338/show/2281

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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
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  • 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 26 GKBAT BKITAIN AFTER THE WAR. 4. The Government and Prices.—Has the Government shown itself willing and able to protect the working classes from extortionate prices during the war? Will it be more successful in peace ? Must we believe that '' there is no way in which the destruction and waste of war can be made economically advantageous to the people as a whole; the people must suffer, and the chief direct way in which this suffering is inflicted is by a continuous rise in the cost of the necessaries of life"? (J. A. Hobson.) Note.—In order to solve such problems thoroughly, it is essential to consider, in the case of each article, what will be the forces of Supply and Demand after the war. Some Illustrations:— (a) Coal.—The urgent need for coal for war purposes, the shortage of miners, the dislocation of the railways, and the high freights have largely sent up the price during the war. If trade is depressed after the war, it is conceivable that the price of coal may decline somewhat from its present level, but it will be long before it sinks to the pre-war price. (b) Reyit.—The Restriction of Rent Act (which fixes rents of working-class dwellings at pre-war rates) expires six months after the end of the war. With the building of small dwellings virtually suspended for years, what will happen then? (c) Bread.—The rise in the cost of wheat has not only been due to burdensome freight-charges. Given good harvests and the release and restoration of shipping, wheat prices may come down again. But this will only be gradual. Ships will be scarce for years. We shall not again in our lifetime see bread at 4d. per quartern. No more profitable exercise can be recommended for the student than the elaboration of '' Price Histories '' of the various articles on which he spends his income. Find out what the commodity costs '' at the source '' ; how much the shipowner charges; how much the railway adds on; how much the retailer exacts, etc., etc. Which of these "profiteerings " are legitimate? Which can be avoided or reduced by Government or other action? (Might not the Co-operative Movement keep us infouraned, in " The Co-operative News " or "The Wheatsheaf" of the " price-histories" of staple commodities?)