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Britannia Unchained: Global Lessons for Growth and Prosperity
Britannia Unchained: Global Lessons for Growth and Prosperity
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10 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lessons from Others, 10 Oct. 2012
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Lessons from Israel, Switzerland and Brazil on how to achieve growth and, more important, greater humanity. This group, the 'Enterprise Group', have a refreshingly unparochial perspective on the plight of our indebted and welfare dependent country. In this book they highlight the way that growth-friendly policies, encouraging enterprise rather than penalising it, could yet release the energies of the British people for their own benefit. It doesn't dwell on the many negatives present after the debt-fuelled boom and inevitable bust under Labour. Instead it points relentlessly in the positive directions that have been taken by other countries that have successfully turned themselves around from socialist decline and decay.
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When Money Dies: The nightmare of the Weimar Hyper-Inflation
When Money Dies: The nightmare of the Weimar Hyper-Inflation
by Adam Fergusson
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.99

3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Terrible Warning, 3 Sept. 2010
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The breathtaking ignorance and foolishness of the politicians and bankers detailed in this excellent history of the Weimar Hyperinflation suggests comparison with the ignorance and over-confidence of the New Labour government, selling the country's gold at a 20-year low and ignoring advice not to advertise the intention. We have suffered crippling inflation in the 70s with the ludicrous Conservative Chancellor Anthony Barber's "dash for growth", and we are now suffering the deep immorality of savings being destroyed by a combination of miniscule interest rates, high inflation and above all the savage tax on interest earned. The terrible demoralisation of the population described in this book and even our own experience of debauching the currency still isn't enough of a lesson.


The End of the Party: The Rise and Fall of New Labour
The End of the Party: The Rise and Fall of New Labour
by Andrew Rawnsley
Edition: Hardcover

3 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sad Truth, 2 Jun. 2010
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Shocking truth about the foul-mouthed incompetence of the late unlamented Labour government. But they still stacked up a huge vote: truly frightening.


Genuine Pure Accessory - ChargePAK E1 Rechargeable Battery Pack for Pure Evoke-1S, Evoke-2S, Evoke Flow, Evoke Mio, One Flow and Sensia Radios
Genuine Pure Accessory - ChargePAK E1 Rechargeable Battery Pack for Pure Evoke-1S, Evoke-2S, Evoke Flow, Evoke Mio, One Flow and Sensia Radios
Price: £34.94

5.0 out of 5 stars Clever mobility, 31 Jan. 2010
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The battery pack re-charges itself when the radio is plugged into the mains. When in use it lasts many hours - I've never found out how many, it has never run out. It's expensive but worth it.


Genuine Pure Accessory - Reach F10, RF Remote Control for Pure Evoke Flow and Avanti Flow Radios
Genuine Pure Accessory - Reach F10, RF Remote Control for Pure Evoke Flow and Avanti Flow Radios

4.0 out of 5 stars Costly but useful, 31 Jan. 2010
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An expensive remote control, but it has the advantage of being radio instead of infra-red, so it's not so directional. It is useful and I'm glad I got it. The Evoke Flow is an excellent and good-looking radio but it has ease-of-use issues, and the remote alleviates some of them.


2 Cheers for Capitalism
2 Cheers for Capitalism
by Kristol
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Truth from the Seventies, 30 Oct. 2009
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This is a book which is grown up about politics. Kristol is aware that the regulated market system and bourgeois culture are not going to have the romantic attractions of utopian visions like communism, national socialism, or the greens. They just deliver decent social frameworks which allow and encourage people to live decent and responsible lives. May not seem much, but it's a lot better than the underclass-growing mess we have now.


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