On Fairness and Efficiency

The Privatisation of the Public Income over the Past Millennium

George Miller

On Fairness and Efficiency
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George Miller

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

480 pages | © 2000
Cloth $42.50 ISBN: 9781861342218 Published October 2000 For sale in North and South America only
This book offers a major new analysis of the political economy in Britain over the past 1,000 years. The author demonstrates an impressive and thorough knowledge of law, economics, politics, medicine and social history. The assessment of the privatisation of the public income and its consequences represents an astonishing tour-de-force.On fairness and efficiency:engages in a wide-ranging sweep of history from pre-Norman times to the present;gives a lucid explanation of the complex economic and political history of Britain that has given rise to the present state of Welfare Capitalism;has great contemporary relevance.·[vbTab]The fundamental links between the distributions of health and wealth in society is of concern to the medical profession, public health professionals, welfare economists, political scientists/politicians, moralists and philosophers.
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Part I: Looking through the welfare state
1. The poor and their health: the early record
2. 'Gone too soon': mortality and income in modern times
3. Rent and the dysfunctional economy
4. Sickening unemployment
5. The palliation of penury: socialised education, health and security since 1921
6. Squalor: the affordability of housing
7. Rent for reconstruction
Part II: The lethal legacy
8. An aristocracy of service: Rent before its privatisation
9. An aristocracy of privatised Rent
10. From the Dane-geld to direct taxes: parliamentary representation and taxation
11. The dearth and the dole: the State and the able-bodied unemployed
12. The English tyranny and the able-bodied employed
13. The battle for Rent and Welfare. Part I: 1880–1905
14. The battle for Rent and Welfare. Part II: 1906 onwards

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