Supermac

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  • Supermac 1957-1963
    • Affluence
      • 'Age of the teenager'
        • Power
        • Money
      • High public spending
        • Rising standards of living
        • Low taxes
        • Enjoying consumer goods
      • Macmillan speech
        • "most of our people have never had it so good"
        • Not welcoming age of affluence
    • Social
      • 1960 - 1000 houses a day
      • Debt rising
        • HP - Higher Purchase
        • Behind the affluence, there is still poverty
      • 1956 - Unemployment no existent
        • But.. By 1962 about 800,000 people were unemployed
    • Economic
      • inflation increased
      • Taxes
      • Couldnt balance the books
      • Economic strategy
        • Stop go policy
          • Interest rates lowered to regain lost popularity
        • Stagflation
    • Failures
      • Profumo Affair
        • Untrustworthy and Macmillan naive
        • News headlines disgracing them
          • Weak?
      • Campaigns in the national press signalled a new standard in political communication
      • Vassal Affair
        • Gay photographs used as blackmail
        • morally corrupt
    • Successes
      • Welfare State
        • Pension
        • Family allowances
        • Council houses
        • Established - not needing Labour
          • Laid the foundations to stay in power

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