THE GUARDIAN: Want, disease, ignorance, squalor and idleness: are Beveridge’s five evils back?

THE GUARDIAN: Want, disease, ignorance, squalor and idleness: are Beveridge’s five evils back?

This November marks the 75th anniversary of the Beveridge report – the founding document of the modern welfare state and the answer to the question: what would Clement Attlee do? The Attlee government’s radical agenda, after all, basically enacted every recommendation made by eccentric patrician liberal reformer Sir William Beveridge, who exceeded his simple brief – to survey the country’s social insurance programmes – with a wide range of suggestions aimed at eradicating what he called the five “giant evils”: want, disease, ignorance, squalor and idleness.

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October 10th, 2017|Categories: In The News|