By Alan Beattie
A "provocative...persuasive" (The ny Times) publication that examines countries' fiscal destinies.
In False Economy, Alan Beattie weaves jointly the commercial offerings, political offerings, financial historical past, and human tales, that make sure no matter if governments and nations stay wealthy or poor.
He additionally addresses higher questions about why they make the alternatives they do, and what these suggest for the way forward for our international economic climate. yet regardless of the heady subject material, False Economy is a full of life and lucid e-book that engagingly and thought-provokingly examines macroeconomics, monetary subject matters, and the fault traces and successes that may make or holiday a tradition or set off an international melancholy. alongside the way in which, readers will realize why Africa doesn't develop cocaine, why our asparagus comes from Peru, why our keyboard spells QWERTY, and why big pandas reside on borrowed time.
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A "provocative. .. persuasive" (The ny instances) ebook that examines countries' fiscal destinies.
In fake economic climate, Alan Beattie weaves jointly the commercial offerings, political offerings, monetary background, and human tales, that be sure no matter if governments and international locations stay wealthy or poor.
He additionally addresses greater questions on why they make the alternatives they do, and what these suggest for the way forward for our worldwide economic climate. yet regardless of the heady subject material, fake economic climate is a full of life and lucid ebook that engagingly and thought-provokingly examines macroeconomics, fiscal themes, and the fault traces and successes that may make or holiday a tradition or result in a world melancholy. alongside the best way, readers will observe why Africa doesn't develop cocaine, why our asparagus comes from Peru, why our keyboard spells QWERTY, and why monstrous pandas reside on borrowed time.
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There was a striking parallel here with events of a decade earlier, though then it had been uncertain nuclear economics which had made the electricity authorities unwilling to order, and here the problem was mainly technical. There was even a parallel in the setting up in the early seventies, as in the early sixties, of an official committee to try to resolve the difficulties. In this instance, however, the Government went further, also creating a Nuclear Power Advisory Board representing all the main interests.
Nevertheless, choices - pitched somewhere between the two extreme routes to the coal industry's 32 / Aspects of United Kingdom Energy Supply future that have been outlined above - cannot be realistically avoided. This is primarily the task of management, but it also requires a number of major decisions from government and the general collaboration of the union. It is essential, therefore, that all three parties involved in shaping the industry's future should approach this unenviable task cooperatively.
The Government could not escape being drawn into a conflict of features which, on a strict interpretati~n, seemed not to be consistent bringing together the Board and the Authority might agree on the reactor to be adopted for a second programme, these hopes in the end came to nothing and the Government were left with the impossible decision, that of having to choose between the AEA and the CEGB on a technical question, whether or not to direct the CEGB to proceed to building the AGR. Faced with this dilemma the Government took in 1964 what must have seemed a shrewd decision.