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Five minutes with Anthony Giddens: “The European social model can and must survive the crisis”

November 8, 2013

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“The question is really what type of welfare system. My view is that it’s a mistake to separate the economic side of the European Union from the social side. A lot of what occurs in a welfare system is relevant to economic productivity. This is true of education, for example, and it’s also true of public health and many other areas. I coined the term the ‘social investment state’ to describe this principle, and I think the welfare system can and should survive as more of a social investment state. That means, for example, not just having a health system where you deal with people once they get sick, but having a system which invests in preventative measures, and measures which combat inequality.”

[via @antonigr]

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