A point on beneficiaries

by Jake Quinn

A traditional neo-liberal justification of welfare is that it exists to reduce crime.

Unemployment causes poverty.  Poverty causes crime.  Welfare avoids some need for crime, by alleviating some poverty.

Embrace it Tories.  Welfare is useful (even without you having to accept the equality-based income redistribution arguments).

Without it, you would be less safe in your home.