chapter  XI
Conclusions
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It would be otiose to try to summarize in a concluding chapter the narrative and arguments of the book, but it may be useful to emphasize the outstanding features of the policy which has been our concern. First, let us discuss the nature and necessity of this policy in modern industrial societies, with particular reference to the United Kingdom; next, let us consider the relative importance of the different instruments that have been employed in the execu­ tion of the British policy; and finally, within the acknowledged limits of reasonable expectations, let us reflect on some of the suggestions put forward for making the policy more effective.