James Bartholomew

Swiss welfare runs like clockwork

There is plenty to learn from the way healthcare, education and social security are managed in Switzerland, says James Bartholomew

In Britain we are now glumly entering the age of austerity and everyone expects unemployment to go on rising. This has been the case in the past: even when the economy starts to grow, there is a painfully long lag before unemployment starts to fall. But not in Switzerland is different.

Already a subscriber? Log in

Keep reading with a free trial

Subscribe and get your first month of online and app access for free. After that it’s just £1 a week.

There’s no commitment, you can cancel any time.


Unlock more articles


Written by
James Bartholomew
James Bartholomew works with the Museum of Communist Terror and is a trustee of the Foundation for the History of Totalitarianism.

Topics in this article


Don't miss out

Join the conversation with other Spectator readers. Subscribe to leave a comment.

Already a subscriber? Log in