Our Shameless society: How the welfare state created an age of entitlement

The US must learn from this... The Beveridge Report ushered in the welfare state which destroyed social problems but created a new monster - the idea that the state owes us something. When Sir William Beveridge wrote his report 70 years ago arguing for the creation for the welfare state he wanted to give the poor a hand up from the grim life they faced.

Senh: The British are trying to learn from our experiments in a few states where welfare recipients, in order to continue receiving their benefits, must find work for themselves or accept one that the state gives them. Apparently, those programs have been relatively successful in putting welfare recipients to work.

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