"I hope the fences we mended
Fall down beneath their own weight"

John Darnielle


terça-feira, 3 de abril de 2012

Olhar para trás

"this program provided for a joint metropolitan committee to examine unemployed relief applications and to separate respectable workmen temporarily unemployed from 'ordinary paupers'. For the former, it was hoped that relief work and several rural labor colonies would be provided, although no Exchequer grant was involved and major reliance was placed on private charity.
It was in reaction against this inherited policy that British impetus for labor exchanges and unemployment insurance developed"
Hugh Heclo, a escrever em 1974, sobre o Unemployed Workman Act de 1905 (que viria a ser revogado pelas propostas de Beveridge - aliás apoiado activamente por Churchill-, em 1911, e que criariam o primeiro subsídio de desemprego, tal como o conhecemos hoje)