The Commonwealth Blog

This Day in Commonwealth Club History, June 18, 2014

Jun 18, 2014 @ 3:44 PM

This day in Commonwealth Club history: British economist William H. Beveridge spoke of "The Foundations of Security: The Beveridge Plan" in a June 18, 1943, speech to The Commonwealth Club of California.

Beveridge — later named the 1st Baron Beveridge — designed the welfare system adopted by Great Britain after the Labour Party defeated Winston Churchill in 1945.