Book notes: Two hundred years of muddling through, by Duncan Weldon

Insights into UK economic history offer lessons for today’s policy-makers

Two hundred years of muddling through, by Duncan Weldon

Duncan Weldon, Two hundred years of muddling through: the surprising story of the British economy, Little Brown, London, 2021, 327 pages

Economic history and the history of economic policy are too-little taught and too-little known. A greater awareness of the past might not prevent today’s analysts and policy-makers from making mistakes, or offer easy answers about the path ahead. But it would provide context and a reminder of the unexpected turns a country’s fortunes often take, which would

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