Benefit Scrounger - or Unemployed Worker?
  • Edinburgh Fringe

Politicians tell us that cutting benefits will motivate the unemployed to find work. Theyre wrong " few unemployed people lack motivation. For the majority, unemployment is unpleasant, regardless of how much money the state gives them. Is it time we rethought the role of benefits " and distinguished between different groups of those unemployed? Dr Jan Eichhorn (University of Edinburgh) reckons that if we want the unemployed to work, we should give them jobs, not cut their benefits. Do you agree? And where would these jobs come from? Have your say.