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How to pay for the war: being ideas offered to the Chancellor of the Exchequer

Webb, Sidney (1917) How to pay for the war: being ideas offered to the Chancellor of the Exchequer. Fabian Society; Allen and Unwin, London.

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"To many people the title of this book will suggest a consideration of how to raise money to carry on the war. That immediate problem of the Chancellor of the Exchequer is not the one here dealt with. Hard though it may be at the moment to believe it, this war, like others, will presently come somehow to an end ; and the various States will then have the task of "paying the bill." The following pages contain some suggestions — not a complete programme — as to how, in the United Kingdom, the financial burden may be borne." - page v. TABLE OF CONTENTS: The development of the Post Office. A public service of railway and canal transport. The nationalisation of the coal supply. A state insurance department. A revolution in the income tax. Index.

Item Type: Book
Additional Information: By the Fabian Research Department; edited by Sidney Webb. Second impression, revised, January 1917. First published July 1916. The full text is available via the link.
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D501 World War I
H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance
Date Deposited: 20 Feb 2012 16:23
Last Modified: 03 Dec 2015 18:30

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