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According to this article, the UK Government is conducting ‘social experiments’ on sick and disabled people, to find ways of pushing them into employment.
Source: Revealed: Social Experiments To ‘Nudge’ Sick And Disabled Into Work | Welfare Weekly
Despite being conservative in my political views, I identify with some of the threads in this article.
I believe in small and efficient government, with policies that are properly evidence-based, rather than pandering to political sponsors. However, it’s important to have appropriate social safety nets for the sick and disabled.
Some years ago, I was involved with Remploy, the partially UK government funded organization that created work for the disabled. Austerity has reduced Remploy to a shadow of its earlier self.
I worry that the UK government prefers short-term political wins, rather than strategically defined choices, based on rigorous evidence-based policy.