December 15, 1934 - Editorial - Social Insurance, by George Lorimer
A significant feature of these systems of social insurance is their compulsory nature, binding alike upon employer and employed, not only as to participation in the undertaking but as to the contribution, by both parties, of the amounts assessed upon them, not forgetting the quota turned in by the government.
The whole matter of social insurance is so much more complex than it appears to be at first glance that we must look before we leap, if we are not to make a blundering approach to it. One advantage we should certainly have: the results of nearly a generation of experience on the part of other nations, pioneers in the business, are at our disposal. The subject has already developed a substantial literature covering almost every phase of social insurance and has long been the object of most critical study. (pg. 22)