A Mixed Economy?. Clearly since WWII, the state took control of the economy— nationalization of companies for both security and economic reasons (coal, electricity, gas, transport, iron, steel, communications, broadcasting)
Margareth Thatcher—privatizations (reduction to the 6% of the GDP & 750,000 workers fired)
-Rationale (Hayek & Friedman): expenditure generates inflation—Restriction of the money supply and anti-inflationary (measureshttp://www.pbs.org/wgbh/commandingheights/shared/video/real/mini_p01_13_220.html)
Free compulsory education for children 5 to 16.
Schools: Public – Private – Private with state subsidies
Central Gvt (legislative framework) (increasing power since the 1980s, introducing a shift towards the market)
Local Gvt. (structure and organization)
9 geographic areas (divided into districts, each one in charge of a different inspector)
Funding: Central govt (80%). The rest is provided by local gvts, private foundations, and parents.