The New Beveridge

When Sir William Henry Beveridge released his 200,000-word "cradle-to-grave" plan to the British public, he warned that the plan was not financially feasible unless Great Britain could bring full employment to its people in peacetime. Last week the 65-year-old professor, recently elected to Parliament, detailed the policies Great Britain must follow if it hopes to provide full employment.

Had Sir William called for socialization of production, he probably would have been labeled a Socialist, which he says he is not. But the Beveridge Plan No. 2 would provide jobs for all in a free society by what he calls "the...

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