British economist and social reformer (1879-1963)
William Henry Beveridge, 1st Baron Beveridge, was a British economist and Liberal politician who was a progressive and social reformer who played a central role in designing the British welfare state. His 1942 report Social Insurance and Allied Services served as the basis for the welfare state put in place by the Labour government elected in 1945.
William Beveridge Quotes
The object of government in peace and in war is not the glory of rulers or of races, but the happiness of common man.
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