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14th September 2017

Campbell and Gillespie (eds), Feminist Economics and Public Policy

Jim Campbell and Morag Gillespie (eds), Feminist Economics and Public Policy, Routledge, 2016, xx + 212 pp, 1 138 95086 3, pbk, £34.99 The feminist economist Ailsa McKay died in Read More

7th August 2017

Rutger Bregman: Utopia for Realists

Rutger Bregman, Utopia for Realists: And how we can get there, Bloomsbury, 2017, pp 316 1 4088 9026 4, hbk, £16.99 As the title suggests, this book is both hopeful Read More

6th August 2017

Paxton and White, The Citizen’s Stake

Will Paxton and Stuart White with Dominic Maxwell (eds.), The Citizen’s Stake: Exploring the future of universal asset policies, Policy Press, Bristol, 2006, 212pp, pbk, 1 86134 699 9, £19.99. Read More

4th July 2017

A review of articles by David Piachaud and John Kay

David Piachaud, Citizen’s Income: Rights and wrongs, Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, London School of Economics, 2016, John Kay, ‘The Basics of Basic Income’, Intereconomics, Mar 2017, Vol.52(2), pp.69-74 Read More

12th June 2017

New OECD publication, Basic Income as a Policy Option: Can it add up?

OECD, Basic Income as a Policy Option: Can it add up? OECD Publishing, Paris. Download the publication here. This paper, along with related data and technical information, is a valuable Read More

12th June 2017

New IPR report, Exploring the Distributional and Work Incentive Effects of Plausible Illustrative Basic Income Schemes

Luke Martinelli, Exploring the Distributional and Work Incentive Effects of Plausible Illustrative Basic Income Schemes, Bath: Institute for Policy Research, free to download  This second paper from the Institute for Read More

5th May 2017

Guy Standing, Basic Income: And how we can make it happen

Guy Standing, Basic Income: And how we can make it happen, Penguin Random House, 2017, xiii + 374 pp, 0 141 98548 0, pbk, £8.99 This book describes itself as Read More

2nd May 2017

Mårten Blix, Digitalization, Immigration and the Welfare State

Mårten Blix, Digitalization, Immigration and the Welfare State, Edward Elgar, 2017, viii + 186 pp, hbk, 1 78643 294 0, £70 While this book might look like a niche research Read More

2nd May 2017

Ruth Patrick, For Whose Benefit?

Ruth Patrick, For Whose Benefit? The everyday realities of welfare reform, Policy Press, 2017, xiv + 255 pp, pbk 1 4473 3348 7, £24.99 As Ruth Lister’s foreword to this Read More

2nd May 2017

Widerquist and McCall, Prehistoric Myths in Modern Political Philosophy

Karl Widerquist and Grant S. McCall, Prehistoric Myths in Modern Political Philosophy, Edinburgh University Press, 2017. This book can be downloaded free here. This book, by a philosopher and an Read More

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