Economic growth and social rights: the last 100 years

I highly recommend a fascinating history of how the role of government, attitudes towards social justice and economic development have developed and changed over the last 100 years particularly in the democracies of Europe and North America, given in a speech by Ed Broadbent at York University on Feb. 21.  I urge you to read it, and pass it on.

Broadbent quotes Franklin Roosevelt who said, “We have come to a clear realization of the fact that individual freedom cannot exist without economic security and independence.  Necessitous men are not free men.”

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