Saturday, 8 December 2012

5 giants

An article in the FT by Janan Ganesh is a good reminder of how out of date Beveridge has become.

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/5416d3d2-3fa3-11e2-b2ce-00144feabdc0.html#axzz2Dztie8QV

At the end of the war the 5 giants that we needed to slay were: want, disease, squalor, ignorance and idleness.  It seems to me that it would be worthwhile to up date these.

So what should be on the list now for us in the west.  I would only keep two from the original list and my five giants would be: Debt, Greed, Intolerance, Ignorance and Idleness.

I blogged on Beveridge before -

http://getwd50.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/70-years-since-beverage.html

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