chapter  6
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What problems? What priority? General social accounting and priority for action

More is known about ways of dealing with individual and specific problems than about the interdependence of problems or about the best ways of selecting those problems which should receive priority. Priority in research is determined, in the main, by other than research considerations. The demand for social action is pressing on all sectors - help prisoners - reduce poverty - help the elderly - stop child neglect - find a cure for the common cold - find a cure for cancer - reduce unemployment - stop industrial unrest - find out about this - find out about that - stop official interference - find out - stop asking questions - do something - cut public spending ... !