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By Matt Perry

Taking a look past records and fiscal cycles, Perry investigates the human impression of unemployment from the point of view of these who lived via it, their employers and groups, arguing that the teachings of the Thirties have direct relevance at the present time because the structural difficulties of business capitalism stay inherent.

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71 These collections, edited by Beales and Lambert, and Greene, cover several important aspects of unemployed life: budgets, personal and political feelings and ways of making ends meet. 72 The literature of the National Unemployed Workers’ Movement provides another source of information ‘from the inside’. Wal Hannington, its leader, wrote several major accounts of the condition of the workless, the unemployed movement and government policy. The movement also produced countless pamphlets, newspapers and leaflets and has left a store of photographs, biographies and memories.

Such a line of inquiry suggests that the British economy was in a UNEMPLOYMENT: HISTORY AND PERSPECTIVES 27 favourable position when compared to its European counterparts. 55 Those other countries suffered much greater political instability than Britain. As the origins and course of the depression were beyond the understanding or control of British policy-makers, the relative fortuitousness of the British situation is hardly cause for national self-congratulation. Nor should the 1930s be treated in isolation from what preceded or followed.

26 BREAD AND WORK They ignore class and gender as part of an explanatory framework and relegate them to the passing details of narrative. This is a fundamental mistake. P. ’ The answer depended surely on whether you were a middle-class car owner or a jobless worker. This mystifies how the interwar consensus was produced and the social interests that lay behind it. The consensus of the day was forged in high politics between government and big business. This consensus was not all-conquering but subject to a near permanent ideological friction with the demand of ‘work and maintenance’, to which policy concessions were begrudgingly made.

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