Lecture 15

Lecture 15 - Lecture 15 HIS 208 Finish up sickness...

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Lecture 15 3/16/11 HIS 208 Finish up sickness insurance Sickness Insurance in Britain Basic parallels 1883 Sickness insurance in Germany with Bismarck Bismarck was worried about the SPD and the momentum it was gaining Provided sickness insurance to try to placate the workers and draw them away from the left 1911 Sickness Insurance in England Main driving force was Lloyd George Chancellor of the Exchequer Was right of center Motivated by threat of the left Thought most effective way to deal with the left was by dealing with the working man directly who was rapidly gaining power by the use of the vote British Labor Party was gaining momentum Wanted to regain the initiative by doing things for the workers Practice Practical Christianity Lloyd George went on an extensive trip to Germany in 1908 to study the institutions set up in Germany Outcome was slightly different than what happened in Germany Pg 75 of Watkin English version was more redistributive Didn’t just take funds provided by workers and employers There was a third contribution, an additional government
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