Class launch new project on policies for a 2015 Social State
This week Class launched a new project to coincide with the 70th anniversary of the Beveridge Report - A Social State for 2015.
In a watershed moment for policy development, the Beveridge Report, seventy years ago, announced the pursuit of a new settlement - one that would dramatically change the structure of Britain for the better.
A Social State for 2015 will look at how Beveridge’s Giant Evils - want, ignorance, squalor, idleness and disease - can be re-defined for today and will provide detailed policy suggestions for how to tackle them covering education, housing, health, welfare, economics, employment and solidarity.
Over the next period Class will launch a series of papers and articles from high-profile economists, academics and journalists including Owen Jones, Kate Bell, Richard Murphy and Prof Keith Ewing which will look at various aspects of a new Social State.
The project has been launched this week with a collection of blogs looking at the role of a new NHS, the return of squalor, the myth of the welfare scrounger, and many more are being added daily.
You can find out more about the project here: http://classonline.org.uk/projects/a-social-state-for-2015