The course of economic events from the start of the Second World War satisfied no-one. The housewife was exasperated by the rise in food prices, thousands of workers faced unemployment, and businessmen were bewildered by the flood of regulations and decrees. In this book, first published in 1940, R. W. B. Clarke explores the economic challenges that the UK faced in coping with the war, and possible ways in which these challenges could be resolved or improved. The book is vital reading for students of modern history and economics.
Table of Contents
Foreword; 1. The change to war economy 2. The needs of war 3. Civil consumption 4. The nation’s man-power 5. Building the war sector 6. Foreign trade problems 7. The budget in wartime 8. Prices, money and profits 9. Government control 10. The first six weeks of war 11. The Allies versus Germany; Index to tables