Thursday, February 27, 2014

Know Your Enemy

"Whenever there is a phone-in show or a tacky televised debate about benefits culture, someone always demands to know where all this money is going to. To a large extent, here is the answer. Britain's benefits bill is not going to pay for flat screen TVs, satellite dishes and white cider, but a fair hunk of it is for country estates, mansions in suburbia and yachts in the marina. Britain is indeed being taken for a ride by our benefits culture. It is not the poor behind the wheel, but the rich."

The Guardian's Ally Fogg on the real beneficiaries of benefit culture.

(Thanks to Danny for the link.)

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