"My Utopia: Address to the Cosmopolitan Club of the London School of Economics and Political Science (23rd October 1934)"

Title"My Utopia: Address to the Cosmopolitan Club of the London School of Economics and Political Science (23rd October 1934)"
Year for Search1936
AuthorsBeveridge, [Baron Beveridge], William H[enry](1879-1963)
Secondary TitlePlanning under Socialism and Other Addresses
Pagination130-42
Date Published1936
PublisherLongmans, Green and Co.
Place PublishedLondon
KeywordsEnglish author, Male author
Annotation

A world eutopia is presented based on variety. A specific eutopia located in Scotland (now known as Econ) is based on an economic system that is fundamentally capitalist but that insures the maintenance of all basic physical and psychological needs by providing publicly for everything related to education broadly defined plus housing, transport, and the maintenance of the countryside (134-26, 138). Stress on variety (137-38) with an educational system designed to reflect the variety of human needs and interests (138-40). Both individual and collective family systems exist in Econ. The world eutopia is based on the introduction of birth control and the resultant fall in population (133). London is thus depicted as emptier and greener. Immigration anywhere in the world is open to all, but national differences remain (134, 136). 

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Author Note

The English author (1879-1963) was born in India. He was Director of the London School of Economics and then Master of University College, Oxford. He is best known for The Report of the Inter-Departmental Committee on Social Insurance and Allied Services (known as the Beveridge Report) (1942) that provided the basis for Britain's post-World War II welfare system.

Full Text

1936 Beveridge, William H[enry, Baron Beveridge] (1879-1963). “My Utopia: Address to the Cosmopolitan Club of the London School of Economics and Political Science (23rd October 1934).” In his Planning under Socialism and Other Addresses (London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1936), 130-42. NN, O

A world eutopia is presented based on variety. A specific eutopia located in Scotland (now known as Econ) is based on an economic system that is fundamentally capitalist but that insures the maintenance of all basic physical and psychological needs by providing publicly for everything related to education broadly defined plus housing, transport, and the maintenance of the countryside (134-26, 138). Stress on variety (137-38) with an educational system designed to reflect the variety of human needs and interests (138-40). Both individual and collective family systems exist in Econ. The world eutopia is based on the introduction of birth control and the resultant fall in population (133). London is thus depicted as emptier and greener. Immigration anywhere in the world is open to all, but national differences remain (134, 136). The English author was born in India. He was Director of the London School of Economics and then Master of University College, Oxford. He is best known for The Report of the Inter-Departmental Committee on Social Insurance and Allied Services (known as the Beveridge Report) (1942) that provided the basis for Britain’s post-World War II welfare system.