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Conclusion

Britain's misunderstood welfare state

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Hills, J. (2015). Conclusion. In Hills, J. Good Times, Bad Times: The Welfare Myth of Them and Us. Policy Press, pp. 249-335

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[...] If there is causality here, it is not from high benefits to low work commitment. It could, however, go the other way. Perhaps because we believe we are lazy and do not seem to enjoy our jobs much, we may also believe we have to keep benefits down. The solution to this, however, surely lies elsewhere [...]

this ties in nicely to the idea of suffering/sacrifice (see note 1314)

basically you find yourself suffering, and you look at your neighbour and see he is not suffering, and you immediately feel angry and demand that he suffer too, instead of asking, what if i don't need to suffer??????

—p.262 by John Hills 6 years, 11 months ago

[...] If there is causality here, it is not from high benefits to low work commitment. It could, however, go the other way. Perhaps because we believe we are lazy and do not seem to enjoy our jobs much, we may also believe we have to keep benefits down. The solution to this, however, surely lies elsewhere [...]

this ties in nicely to the idea of suffering/sacrifice (see note 1314)

basically you find yourself suffering, and you look at your neighbour and see he is not suffering, and you immediately feel angry and demand that he suffer too, instead of asking, what if i don't need to suffer??????

—p.262 by John Hills 6 years, 11 months ago