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By the mid-19th century, the joint stock company was developed that allowed firms to raise capital by selling shares, which then traded on the stock market. Where once these shares were owned mainly by individuals, under corporate-led globalisation, their control has passed into the hands of “institutions”, as figures from the Office for National Statistics reveal. In 1963, individuals owned 54% of all the shares traded in London. 9%. During the same period, the proportion of shares in the hands of insurance companies and pension funds trebled – from just over 16% to more than 48%.

At the same time, nearly half of all social services departments have been found to be failing to adequately safeguard vulnerable children and in some inner city areas vacancy rates for social workers are running at 40-50%. An indication of extreme levels of personal crisis was revealed by the drugs and treatment assessment body, the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE). In July 2004, figures revealed that more than 170,000 people a year, most of them young, sought hospital treatment after “deliberately hurting themselves in apparent expressions of despair”.

The largest yearly increase for any age group was among 18-24 year olds. Due in part to stress, more than a million moved on to incapacity benefit as a result of mental and behavioural disorders between 1999 and 2004. In August 2004, it was reported that those who are paid incapacity benefit for at least five years account for more than 50% of the total. 7 million. Official figures indicate that many have dropped out of claiming Jobseekers’ Allowance and become seriously depressed. Drugs and alcohol Not surprisingly, high levels of stress make people seek ways to relieve their anxieties in life.

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