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4th April 2018

Sam Royston, Broken Benefits

Sam Royston, Broken Benefits: What’s gone wrong with welfare reform, Policy Press, xii + 387 pp, 1 4473 3326 5, pbk, £15 This book might be better described as a Read More

4th April 2018

Roger Brown, The Inequality Crisis

Roger Brown, The Inequality Crisis: The facts and what we can do about it, Policy Press, 2017, xii + 288 pp, pbk, 1 4473 3758 4, £12.99 As Kate Pickett’s Read More

4th April 2018

Martin Ford, Rise of the Robots

Martin Ford, Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future, Oneworld Publications, pbk, 352pp, 1 78074 749 1, £7.99 Note: the version reviewed here has been Read More

4th April 2018

Downes and Lansley (eds.) It’s Basic Income

Amy Downes and Stewart Lansley (eds.) It’s Basic Income, Policy Press, 2018, pbk, 256pp, 1 4473 43905, £14.99 This book disappointed me after the high quality of the report Stewart Read More

23rd January 2018

Otto Lehto, Basic Income around the world

Otto Lehto, Basic Income around the world: The unexpected benefits of unconditional cash transfers, Adam Smith Institute, 2018, 49 pp, free to download In 2015, the Adam Smith Institute published Read More

9th January 2018

Robert J. Brent, Advanced Introduction to Cost-Benefit Analysis

Robert J. Brent, Advanced Introduction to Cost-Benefit Analysis, Edward Elgar, 2017, xiv + 139 pp, 1 78536 176 0, pbk, £17.95 This book does precisely what an ‘introduction’ to cost-benefit Read More

20th December 2017

Birnbaum, Ferrarini, Nelson and Palme, The Generational Welfare Contract

Simon Birnbaum, Tommy Ferrarini, Kenneth Nelson and Joakim Palme, The Generational Welfare Contract: Edward Elgar, 2017, vi + 182 pp, 1 78347 102 7, hbk, £70 The agenda for this Read More

20th December 2017

Kate Murray, Fair and Free

Kate Murray (ed), Fair and Free: Labour, liberty and human rights, Fabian Society, 2017, x + 75 pp, pbk, 0 7163 0644 3, £9.95 An interesting issue raised at the Read More

20th December 2017

Pereira, Financing Basic Income

Richard Pereira (ed.), Financing Basic Income: Addressing the cost objection, Palgrave Macmillan, 2017, xiii + 116 pp, hbk, 3 319 54267 6, £37.99 In his introductory chapter Richard Pereira sets Read More

20th December 2017

Phil Mullan, Creative Destruction

Phil Mullan, Creative Destruction: How to start an economic renaissance, Policy Press, 2017, ix + 348 pp, 1 4473 3611 2, pbk, £12.99 The agenda which this book tackles is Read More

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