Friday

American professor to lead reading group discussing ‘The Welfare State We’re In’

I am surprised and delighted to discover that The Welfare State We’re In is to be the subject of a reading group led by Professor Meir Kohn at Dartmouth College, the American Ivy League university. Here is the entry in … Continue reading

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Monday

I considered myself a socialist before…

Here is an email I have just received. I copy it here because sometimes I sense that people think that mine are ‘ivory-tower’ views. I have left off the name of the sender in case he/she wishes to remain anonymous. … Continue reading

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Wednesday

In The Wall Street Journal online

The Welfare State We’re In is referred to in a Wall Street ‘Econoblog’ today by Arnold Kling, an adjunct scholar with the American think tank, the Cato Institute. This is the relevant excerpt: In a libertarian utopia, most families take … Continue reading

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Saturday

“Groundbreaking”

Andrew Roberts in his Saturday Essay in the Daily Mail today: In 1938 only 3.8 million Britons paid income tax; by 2003 this had mushroomed to 30.07 million. In his ground-breaking book ‘The Welfare State We’re In’, James Bartholomew points … Continue reading

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Sunday

Customer Reviews on the Amazon website

Customer Reviews on the Amazon website as at 2nd October 2005

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Saturday

Old Cliftonian magazine review of The Welfare State We’re In

This book by James Bartholomew is a truly marvellous read. Using hundreds of references he gradually dismantles the illusions created during the last 50 years in relation to the welfare state from the health service, education, social benefits, pensions and … Continue reading

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Monday

Wall Street Journal Europe – commentary by Russell Lewis

COMMENTARY Unruly Britannia By RUSSELL LEWIS March 3, 2005 Half a century ago George Orwell, like many others, was impressed by the gentleness, courtesy and orderliness of British life. It has been downhill ever since. This view rests not on … Continue reading

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Monday

Jenifer Ziegler, Cato Institure

“a great combination of the statistical scholarship of Charles Murray’s Losing Ground, the journalistic appeal of Jason DeParle’s American Dream, and the realism of Mona Charen’s Do-Gooders.” Jenifer Ziegler, Cato Institute.

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Thursday

Right Now magazine – review by Keith Sutherland

It’s rare for a reviewer to describe a book on the welfare state as a ‘page-turner’ but it’s hard to think of a better way to describe for this meticulously-crafted demolition of the post-war consensus on social security, education, healthcare, … Continue reading

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Thursday

Review by Peter Lilley

The system that destroyed civility (Filed: 09/01/2005) Peter Lilley reviews The Welfare State We’re In by James Bartholomew Twenty years ago a radical critique of the war on poverty was published in America. Its conclusions were unacceptable to the liberal … Continue reading

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