Below are several Pelican books from the 1970s which deal with the decade's poverty, austerity and the blight of these self-centered people who relish being destitute.
For example, The Poor and Other Invertebrates, published in 1974, made the following claims about the nation's impoverished:
"[They] reproduce prolifically in 3 months rather than the conventional 9 months of properly evolved humans".
"They intentionally contract diseases by manufacturing their own bacteria at home, which they smear onto their cheap linoleum floors [...] then roll around in it".
"They burgle respectable citizen's homes, then play Bingo".
In 1976, Scarfolk council dealt with the needy by taking away their autonomy and making them property of the state. Thousands of people below the breadline were requisitioned to be used as civic equipment such as street bollards and even sandbags in the case of flooding or terrorist bombings.