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Health and Welfare

The Throwaway System

How capitalism treats old people is an increasing issue across much of the globe

Compared with other species, a human being requires very long periods of nurture, growth and development. Thus, parenting implies naturally assuming a long responsibility until offspring are able to survive independently. Yet there is no real obligation in the other direction. From a biological point of view, children bear no responsibility for supporting their parents. In an ideal world, children feel and appreciate their parents’ love so they will return it by supporting and taking care of them late in life. Reality, however, can differ from the ideal.

Some Socialist Points on the Beveridge Report

Time does not allow a thorough examination of  the Beveridge Report in this issue, but a few preliminary remarks may be made on aspects of particular interest to Socialists.

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