Post-war Planning

  • Lord Robbins


Our duties in the Cabinet Office were not restricted to the conduct of the war economy; we were considerably involved in the preparation of plans for what should happen when the war came to an end. Many of these were of purely ephemeral interest: perhaps the most conspicuous element here was the universal assumption that whatever else happened, control of labour and the labour market, the one means of making general collectivism effective, must inevitably break down. But there were two areas, one domestic, the other external, where what happened was of much more permanent historical significance.


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    By far the best detailed account of the main events of Anglo-American relations in this connection is to be found in Mr Richard Gardner’s Sterling— Dollar Diplomacy (1956), a copybook example of dispassionate assessment of the positions of both parties concerned.Google Scholar

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