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In Place of Fear by Aneurin Bevan
When I was engaged in formulating the main principles of the British Health Service, I had to give careful study to various proposals for financing it, and as this aspect of the scheme is a matter of anxious discussion in many other parts of the world, it may be useful if I set down the main considerations that guided my choice. Even if the service given pace the same in both categories there will always be the suspicion in the mind of the patient that it is not so, and this again is not a healthy mental state.
You can starve it into a repressive dictatorship ; you can starve it to the point where the hellish logic of the Police State takes charge. When that happens we shall be able to work out schemes of reciprocity, and yet one more amenity will have been added to social intercourse.
Preventable pain is a blot on any society. But if discussion is not quickly followed by resolute and decisive action, then the vitality of democracy declines.
This is especially the case where nature fixes a rhythm that cannot be hurried, as for instance, in the production of meat and milk. Parliamentary democracy is essentially government by dis- cussion. But luminous though tliese speculations were, their influence was comparatively limited, for the vast majority of mankind could not lift their heads long enough from the primitive hoe and plough for their minds to be ignited.
Nor wore the Guardians annoyed with us, for they were in the main our own people.
The proof of this is to be found not in the documents but in the influence their teaching had on the leaders of my young days. There is no advantage whatever in this.
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This is part of the general opposition of Conservative ideas, and it is strong in the medical profession, though the expression of it tends to be supercharged with the emotions aaneurin from other fears and ambitions.
What I wish to emphasise here is that Parliamentary action was still to be the handmaiden of private economic activity; was still to be after the fact. To this again I was most ready to respond, as it had never occurred to me that anything otherwise had been intended.
Bevan’s remark that “I know the right kind of political Leader for the Labour Party is a kind of desiccated calculating machine” was assumed to refer to Gaitskell, although Bevan denied it commenting upon Gaitskell’s record as Chancellor of the Exchequer as having “proved” this. Views Read Edit View history.
It is intended as a personal illustration of the price good men have paid for evil policies and of how the ruling cliques of Britain relieved themselves of their victims. It costs about eight pounds per head of the population. THE field in which the claims of individual commercialism come into most immediate conflict with reputable notions of social values is that of health.
Should the profit motive serve some other value, and if so, what is it? Why should all have contribution cards if all are assumed to be insured? The individual and society were not only inseparable from each other but it would never occur to him that it could be otherwise. Trouble has occurred already in a number of camps. When this condition of afiairs is sustained for a long period the man of action steps on to the political stage.
The technical achievements of the past hundred years have produced a type of society different from any that has ever before existed, posing novel problems for mankind.
The end result was therefore predictable. Anna rated it it was amazing Apr 30, By the study of anthropology, sociology, psychology and such elements of social and of political economy as are relevant, we try to work out correct principles to guide us in our approach to the social problems of the anerin.
The atmosphere of Parliament, its physical arrangements, its procedure, its semi-ecclesiastical ritual, are therefore worth careful study. The defects in the Health Service that have plxce brought to light by practical experience lie in quite other directions.
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Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Public spending is presented as an extravagance; private spend- ing, by inference, an economy.
That was to forbid the consumption in the service of drugs which are generally advertised. The rate of capital accumu- lation was an expression of the denial of consumption goods to the masses of the people. As a general rule he learns only what has a significance in his own life.