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Socialist Renewal - fifth series: 3

 

BOOK REVIEW  

New Labourís Attack on Public Services

 

By Dexter Whitfield

   

Reviewed in Labour Research, October 2006

   

This book refutes the premise that modernisation and marketisation go hand in glove.  In his defence of keeping the public sector public, Whitfield breaks down New Labourís rationale for marketisation by explaining exactly how markets work in theory and in practice and most importantly how they can fail.

   

The core of the book focuses on how the state makes markets and gives examples from across the public sector.  The inevitable conclusion is that marketisation leads to privatisation where there are winners and losers.

   

Whitfield does offer an alternative way forward and includes examples of successful campaigns against privatisation of the public services.

   

 

 

 

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