Ecclesiastes says, "Two people are better off than one
, for they can help each other succeed.
RE the letter 'Universal benefits' (10.1.13), a pensioner with a modest works pension plus basic state retirement pension is scarcely better off than one
on basic SRP plus pension credits.
One is stuck at the 'first order' egoist level according to the first model, all things being for the general betterment of the self, but there can be cases like friendship by which one becomes less better off than one
's collaborators, even though it is virtuous.
What kind of system is this when a benefit claimant is pounds better off than one
who cannot claim?
In January 2001, the share of survey respondents who believed they were better off than one
year before fell to 42%, roughly 10 percentage points less than in December 2001.
Keegan is just the man to get stuck into all this - and despite United's problems, he is still better off than one
of his predecessors, Glenn Roeder, was three years ago.