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Re-inventing the ‘moral economy’ in post-war Britain

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From the 1940s Britain entered the age of intensive national economic management. This involved ‘managing the people’ as well as the deployment of new policy instruments, making it necessary to present economic arguments in a way which would win over a mass electorate. Jim Tomlinson’s new Historical Research article analyses the representation of economic issues in moral terms – in effect a re-invention of the ‘moral economy’.

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