Introduction: A New ‘Marketplace for Ideas’

  • Baris Tufekci


This chapter outlines the book’s purpose and main perspective, and provides a brief overview of existing academic and non-academic views on the Alternative Economic Strategy (AES). It situates the discussion in the context of growing interest in 1970s Britain, agrees that this period saw the expansion of the marketplace for political ideas, and suggests that the AES has been mischaracterised by academics as well as commentators from the left and right.


Alternative Economic Strategy 1970s britain ‘Marketplace for ideas’, crisis of keynesianism 

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  • Baris Tufekci
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  1. 1.Treasury CommitteeHouse of Commons, UK ParliamentLondonUK

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