The Welfare State and the British Riots

Today’s must-read is from Brendan O’Neill at Spiked, where he discusses the thuggery in Britain.

[…T]he tentacle-like spread of the welfare state into every area of people’s lives has utterly zapped old social bonds, the relationship of sharing and solidarity that once existed in working-class communities. In communities that are made dependent upon the state, people are less inclined to depend on each other or on their own social wherewithal.

Go read it. This has been a public service announcement.

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