In 1942 former LSE Director William Beveridge launched his blueprint for a British universal care system, ‘from the cradle to the grave’. Some 75 years on, LSE offers a week-long festival of public events, starting on February 19, exploring today’s “Five Giants”: the challenges of poverty; health and social care; education and skills; housing and urbanisation; and the future of work. For further information please see: http://www.lse.ac.uk/Events/LSE-Festival
In the lead up to the festival, Conor Gearty, Professor of Human Rights Law, will subject five LSE experts to a four-minute grilling on one of the “Giants “.
In this episode, LSE’s Professor David Graeber, discusses idleness / work.
We will be running an online voting system to decide which “Giant” issue would a modern day Beveridge prioritise. The sixth “Giant” will be selected from: Sustainability, Equity, Loneliness, Security and Extremism. To cast your vote please visit: http://www.lse.ac.uk/Events/LSE-Festi…