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The State We're in: Why Britain is in Crisis and How to Overcome it
by Will Hutton
An analysis of how Britain's economic, social and political arrangements have become out of date. The book also gives ideas of how these arrangements can be modernized.
Paperback, 240 pages
Published January 17th 1996 by Vintage Books
(first published 1995)
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Still sadly relevant and a book I should have read the 15+ years ago I bought it. My loss. With Margaret Thatcher's passing yesterday this is a good time to reflect on this book and the changes in the UK since. The situation described in the book has worsened and the prescription contained all the more necessary. As I write, Britain is in the grip of a triple-dip recession with little light at the end of a long, dark tunnel and likely more to follow. The austerity budget of the coalition governm ...more
I can see from the reviews this book is decisive depending what side of the political fence you are. Nevertheless it reads very well with a single thread that each chapter converse with which is the failure of short termist economic policy, citing Japanese Nenko and Germany Corporatist model as logical alternatives. Of course this is all before the economic crisis of 2008
Of it's time, for it's time. Interesting description of the conservative hegemony gripping Britain - foresees that New Labour would be unable to break it. Slams British short-termism but cites Japan as an example to follow - just before it's model obviously failed.