My latest post at Pieria traces the history of welfare from the fourteenth century and finds the same two mistakes being made again and again - right up to the present day. We try, and fail, to distinguish between those who deserve support and those who do not. And we try, and fail, to compel people to work. The consequences of both failures are terrible, both for those directly affected and for society as a whole. It's time for a completely new approach.
Read the post here.