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The coal question : political economy and industrial change from the nineteenth century to the present day

Author: Ben Fine
Publisher: London : Routledge, 2013.
Series: Routledge revivals.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The coal industry has always occupied a symbolic place in British economic and political life, inspiring debates and arousing passions throughout the last two centuries. This account of the economics of coal, first published in 1990, is unique in its comprehensive three-part approach. First, Ben Fine charts the ways in which the theoretical understanding of the British coal industry has changed over the past two  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Fine, Ben.
Coal question
(OCoLC)828416102
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ben Fine
ISBN: 9780203784075 0203784073 9781135040482 1135040486
OCLC Number: 841963665
Notes: Originally published: 1990.
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Acknowledgements; Introduction; Part One: Monopoly and Coal 1. Monopoly, capitalism and the coal vend 2. Cartels and rationalization in the 1930s; Part Two: Coal royalties 3. Royalty or rent: what's in a name? 4. Royalties: from private obstacle to public burden?; Part Three: Cliometrics and coal 5. Returning to factor returns: the late nineteenth century coal industry 6. Returns to scale in the interwar coal industry 7. The diffusion of mechanical coal cutting Part Four: Towards privatization? 8. The commanding heights of public corporation economics 9. Privatization and property rights: from electricity to coal 10. Coal: the ultimate privatization; Notes; Reference; Index.
Series Title: Routledge revivals.
Responsibility: by Ben Fine.

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A unique book which synthesises hitherto separate approaches to the economics of coal. It is a history of political economy, a critique of the existing literature and a work of sustained economic  Read more...

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