The Sunday Times economics editor David Smith presents a readable, informative history of the British economy since World War II. As a prominent journalist covering economic matters, he draws on a wealth of knowledge and anecdotes. His treatment of the decades of the 1970s and 1980s, in particular, provides a most interesting read. Though written before the Brexit vote, Smith’s straightforward account of a significant chapter in the United Kingdom’s history offers a wise and well-balanced perspective. This is a straightforward historical account without an opinionated viewpoint; little here is personal or contentious. getAbstract recommends this enjoyable overview to students, professors, investors and history buffs.
In this summary, you will learn
- What events have marked the United Kingdom’s economic history since World War II,
- What issues have caused the UK’s economic problems and
- How the British have responded to these economic challenges.
About the Author
Economics editor of The Sunday Times David Smith also wrote The Dragon and the Elephant and Free Lunch.