As long ago as April 1924 the Nation and Athenaeum opened its columns to a discussion, which remained for some months the principal feature of the paper, on the economic position of Great Britain. A number of our leading economists and industrialists contributed to it, including such men as Sir William Beveridge, Professor Bowley, Mr R. H. Brand, Sir Alfred Mond, Lord Weir, the late Lord Montagu of Beaulieu, the late Sir William Acworth. The starting point of this discussion was the opinion which we had formed that Britain’s post-war economic difficulties lay somewhat deeper than—as was then the fashionable view—the world impoverishment and disorganisation left behind by the war, and that it was essential to meet post-war unemployment by a positive policy of national development.
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