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25th February 2014

Money for Everyone: Why we need a Citizen’s Income, by Malcolm Torry

Policy Press, 2013, xiv + 300 pp, 1 44731 125 6, pbk, £24.99, 1 44731 124 9, hbk, £70 (We would not normally publish two reviews of the same book, Read More

25th January 2014

The Social Economics of Thorstein Veblen, by David Reisman

Edward Elgar, 2012, vii + 338 pp, hbk, 0 85793 218 1, £90 The dust jacket suggests that Thorstein Veblen’s writings are ‘difficult to read and understand’. Perhaps they are, Read More

1st December 2013

The No-Nonsense Guide to Equality, by Danny Dorling

New Internationalist, 2012, 176 pp, pbk, 1 78026 071 6, £7.99 Dorling’s egalitarian tract is, as Richard Wilkinson suggests in his foreword, ‘multi-faceted and rich in insights’ (p.7). Throughout the Read More

25th November 2013

Poverty and Insecurity: Life in low-pay, no-pay Britain, by Tracy Shildrick, Robrt MacDonald, Colin Webster and Kayleigh Garthwaite

Policy Press, 2012, v + 256 pp, pbk, 1 847 42910 0, £26.99, hbk, 1 847 42911 7, £70 There is no better way to learn about the effects of Read More

25th November 2013

Social Policy Review 25: Analysis and debate in social policy, 2013, edited by Gaby Ramia, Kevin Farnsworth and Zöe Irving (eds)

Policy Press, 2013, xii + 324 pp, hbk, 1 44731 274 1, £70 As Gaby Ramia’s introduction to this twenty-fifth annual collection suggests, the choice of papers is evidence of Read More

25th November 2013

Money for Everyone: Why we need a Citizen’s Income, by Malcolm Torry

Policy Press, 2013, xiv + 300 pp, 1 44731 125 6, pbk, £24.99, 1 44731 124 9, hbk, £70 From the book: The structure of the book Following some notes Read More

14th November 2013

Basic Income Guarantee: Your right to economic security, by Allan Sheahen

Palgrave Macmillan, 2012, xv + 204 pp, 1 137 00570 0, pbk, £17.50, 1 137 34788 6, hbk, £62.50 Each adult who files an income tax return receives an annual Read More

25th October 2013

Citizen’s Income and Green Economics, edited by Clive Lord, Miriam Kennet and Judith Felton

The Green Economics Institute, 2012, 339 pp, pbk, 1 907543 07 4, £20 This somewhat passionate book sets off from a classic example of the tragedy of the commons: the Read More

25th October 2013

Social Versus Corporate Welfare: Competing Needs and Interests within the Welfare State, by Kevin Farnsworth

Palgrave Macmillan, 2012, xii + 222 pp, hbk, 0 230 27453 2, £55 In this book, ‘corporate welfare’ means ‘governments serving the needs of business’ (through subsidies, contracts, tax allowances, Read More

25th October 2013

Global Child Poverty and Well-Being: Measurement, concepts, policy and action, by Alberto Minujin and Shailen Nandy (eds)

Policy Press, 2012, xxxii + 591 pp, pbk, 1 847 42481 5, £28.99, hbk, 1 847 42482 2, £70 In 2006, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the first internationally Read More

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