For a truly grim account of the state of the NHS from a frontline doctor, click here.
(My thanks to a reader for drawing this to my attention.)
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"People now have a tendency to feel that they are virtuous on the basis of what they believe rather than what they do. They think that if they feel outraged and if they believe that the government ought to 'do something' about whatever outrages them, that they are one of the good people and that meanwhile others - perhaps greedy corporations or rich people - are the bad people. This is not really a system of morality. It is vanity, laziness and self-delusion."
"A splendid book. It's a devastating critique of the welfare state. A page-turner, yet also extensively sourced. Demonstrates how attempts to achieve good intentions have led to horrible results -- increasing crime and violence, worsened conditions of the very poor, an extraordinary deterioration in the quality and character of British life.
Milton Friedman, Nobel Prize-winner.
The Greycoat Hospital was once a workhouse. It has since been a hospital and a school. It has a very long welfare history. It has now been taken over by the state. No related posts.
broadcast on Channel 4, 2010