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I was struck by the need, or choice, of Government to use legislation to compel citizens to take on the formal responsibility for the welfare of each other.
Compelled into kindness?
Legislation gave powers to government to fund and organise welfare services. A sense of obligation or duty felt by those in power – times have changed…? Perhaps now we would look at devolving the responsibility for organising to more local organisations?
War also bought a recognition of the need for kinship…we needed each other…How can we re-establish this sense of mutuality?
The gap between the vision/sentiment and its execution. Perhaps we focus too much on implementation and not enough on visions and sentiments?
Inequality regional, global and within communities increased massively…