Has Expansion of the Welfare State Hindered Social Mobility in London?

Joel Kotkin examines the causes of growing disaffection among Britain's youth and the associated class conflicts that were highlighted by the recent general election.
June 7, 2010, 1pm PDT | George Haugh
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Kotkin explains that the expansion of the welfare state "may have done more for high-skilled professionals, who ended up nearly twice as likely to benefit from public employment than the average worker." The article links increased immigration and unemployment benefits to economic stagnation as a warning for American cities pulling themselves out of a recession.

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Published on Tuesday, June 1, 2010 in New Geography
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