chapter  17
Some final questions
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It would be satisfying for both the reader and the author if this final chapter could set out solutions to all or some of the problems raised in this book. Moreover, policy officials would obviously welcome the presence of solutions to any of the problems. It should be clear, however, from the emphasis laid on the nature of these problems, that they admit of no easy solution. In fact, many of them are not ‘solvable’ in any real sense of the term. One might even go further and suggest that the term ‘problem’ is unhelpful in that it suggests that a solution is indeed possible. Webster’s Dictionary gives helpful alternatives: ‘difficult to deal with’ and ‘a source of perplexity, distress, or vexation’.