Social: Why the United Kingdom needs the welfare state more than ever
Today, everybody seems to agree that something has gone badly wrong with the British welfare state. In the midst of economic crisis, politicians and commentators talk about benefits as a lifestyle choice, and of skivers living off hard-working strivers as they debate what a welfare state fit for the twenty-first century might look like.
Bread for All: The Origins of the Welfare State, a book by Chris renwick and published by Allen Lane
The welfare state needs updating: Its designers did not foresee ageing populations, mass immigration or the gig economy. The Economist, July 12th 2018
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