In the 19th IEA Current Controversies paper David Franklin examines the decline of responsible Britain

In 1948 the government enacted Lord Beveridge’s plan for a national system of social insurance. In this paper David Franklin argues that the result has been the creation of culture of dependency and irresponsibility.

2005, Current Controversies 19

For more on the impact of the welfare state, see James Bartholomew’s bestseller, The Welfare State We’re In and the March 2002 edition of Economic Affairs on Welfare Reform .

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