July 5, 2011

"Memoir on Pauperism" by Alexis de Tocqueville

I'm off camping this week. Here's a great couple of videos of (parts 1 and 2) excerpts from "Memoir on Pauperism" by Alexis de Tocqueville, who wrote Democracy in America. The treatise on the welfare state in 1835 hold warnings for America today that have seemingly gone unheeded.

Please read the longer form essay here. Or at least listen closely what is being read below.

Part 1:

Part 2:

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