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The Boat Was My Friend

...The cliff edge of workaday morality

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Ben Aaronovitch
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Tom Holt
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Dave Eggers

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Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945 - Tony Judt

"According to the annual ‘Eurobarometer’ polls, an overwhelming majority of Europeans took the view that poverty was caused by social circumstances and not individual inadequacy. They also showed a willingness to pay higher taxes if these were directed to alleviating poverty".

 

Very spot on observation regarding the main difference between the American and European mentality in respect to the social state actually.
Emphasis is on "by social circumstances and not individual inadequacy" obviously.