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Poor Laws Revisited

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The 1834 New Poor Law – an Act which, for many liberal Victorians, appeared to criminalise the poor. Charles Dickens was a vigorous critic of this New Poor Law and he relentlessly lampooned the harsh utilitarian ethics behind it – the belief that the workhouse would act as a deterrent so fewer people would claim poor relief and thereby the poor rate would reach its ‘correct’ level.
[Poverty and the Poor]

The 2014 New Poor Law; I wonder, what would Charley have to say about our ‘progress’?

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Written by Smiling Carcass

29/07/2014 at 3:06 AM

Posted in Poverty

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  1. Reblogged this on Britain Isn't Eating.

    A6er

    30/07/2014 at 12:24 PM


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