The fundamental, unanswerable fact is that the huge rise in the number of people forced onto a benefit for periods of their working life is because of the inability of the government or their “free market” to create sufficient work. 744 more words
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Question 13: Isn't it necessary for there to be a big gap between benefit levels and wages to encourage people to get jobs?
This ignores the reality that during the decades of the 1960s and 70s benefits were higher than they are today relative to the average wage, yet the numbers on any sort of benefit other than for old age was tiny. 286 more words