Duncan’s Economic Blog

Britain’s Historical Investment Problem: The Golden Age

Posted in Uncategorized by duncanseconomicblog on March 11, 2011

Regular readers will know that increasing the level of investment in the UK is something of an obsession of mine.

As I’ve often noted the low level of investment in the UK economy, by comparison with international peers, is a long running trend.

In that spirit, here’s some data from Capitalism’s Golden Age.

Gross National Capital Formation 1950-58  
UK 16.2%
West Germany 26.8%
Italy 19.8%
United States 18.4%
Sweden 21.4%
Japan 30.2%

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