Event 221

Simon Szreter

Cambridge University Series 11: Why We’ve Lost the Way on Welfare

Virtual venue: Oxfam Moot

The provision of an effective and trusted collective social security system always faces threats to its integrity from potential mismanagement and free-riders on both sides – those supposed to be paying in and those supposed to be benefiting. Problems with the welfare state today are addressed by the government as primarily the latter; but history shows that it is the former that requires more scrutiny.

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