William Beveridge — English Economist born on March 05, 1879, died on March 16, 1963

William Henry Beveridge, 1st Baron Beveridge KCB was a British economist, noted progressive and social reformer. He is best known for his 1942 report Social Insurance and Allied Services which served as the basis for the post-World War II welfare state put in place by the Labour government elected in 1945... (wikipedia)

Ignorance is an evil weed, which dictators may cultivate among their dupes, but which no democracy can afford among its citizens.
The object of government in peace and in war is not the glory of rulers or of races, but the happiness of common man.
Scratch a pessimist and you find often a defender of privilege.