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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

9th April 2017

Paul Spicker, What’s Wrong with Social Security Benefits?

Paul Spicker, What’s Wrong with Social Security Benefits? Policy Press, 2017, vi + 117 pp, 1 4473 3732 4, pbk, £9.99 This is yet another useful book from Paul Spicker Read More

7th April 2017

Van Parijs and Vanderborght, Basic Income

Philippe Van Parijs and Yannick Vanderborght, Basic Income: A radical proposal for a free society and a sane economy, Harvard University Press, 2017, 384 pp, 0 6740 5228 4, hbk, Read More

6th April 2017

Simon Poulter et al, Life Chances: A work of sociological fiction

Simon Poulter, Sophie Mellor, etc., Life Chances: A work of sociological fiction, Life Chances, 2016, ix + 214 pp, pbk, 1 5272 0374 7, £10 Is this a novel? Yes, Read More

31st March 2017

IPR report, The Fiscal and Distributional Implications of Alternative Universal Basic Income

A review of Luke Martinelli, The Fiscal and Distributional Implications of Alternative Universal Basic Income Schemes in the UK, Institute for Policy Research, 2017, 70 pp, pbk, free to download. Read More

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