More or Less

24th September, 2010

Today’s More or Less looks at “welfare scroungers” – what’s the evidence that people go on benefits as a “lifestyle choice”? How many? What happens when the government tightens up the rules?

Also, our age- and sex-adjusted half-marathon race between 28 year old Lucy and 52 year old David. Who won the Great North Run?

Why did a scientist get death threats for trying to figure out whether cats kill a lot of birds?

And we unveil a new measurement scale: the PMI. What’s your PMI – and is it bigger than David Cameron’s which is exactly 1?

Today at 1.30 BST on Radio 4; repeated Sunday at 8pm, and online at

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