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Solidarity notes - 8.solidarity was simply another word for...

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8 – “…solidarity was simply another word for redistribution: from the rich to the poor, from the able-bodied to the infirm, from wealthier regions to poorer regions”. 8 – “The original definition of “solidarity” stressed the obligations of the comfortable and the privileged to their less fortunate compatriots not the rights of the comfortable themselves” 10 – “Today solidarity usually means “security”. Continued security, that is, for the one- quarter of the workforce (state employees) which has lifelong job security and “special” social benefits financed by the general regressive tax system.” 18 – “… it might also be reoriented in the name of solidarity, by introducing sliding-scale universalism, whereby everyone receives something, but the poor receive more than the rich and middle class.”
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