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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

29th March 2017

Daniel Sage and Patrick Diamond, Europe’s New Social Reality: The Case Against Universal Basic Income

A review, with a response from Daniel Sage Daniel Sage and Patrick Diamond, Europe’s New Social Reality: The Case Against Universal Basic Income, Policy Network, 2017, free to download here. Read More

5th January 2017

Centre for Social Justice, Reforming Contributory Benefits

Centre for Social Justice (no editor), Reforming Contributory Benefits, Centre for Social Justice, 2016, www.centreforsocialjustice.org.uk/library/reforming-contributory-benefits This report on a discussion that took place in July 2016 raises an important issue: Read More

5th January 2017

Schneider, Pottenger and King, The Distribution of Wealth

Michael Schneider, Mike Pottenger and John E. King, The Distribution of Wealth: Growing inequality? 2nd edition, Edward Elgar, 2016, xiii + 214 pp, 1 78347 643 5, hbk, £75 The Read More

4th January 2017

Muschert, Klocke, Perrucci and Shefner (eds), Agenda for Social Justice: Solutions for 2016

Glenn Muschert, Brian Klocke, Robert Perrucci, and Jon Shefner (eds), Agenda for Social Justice: Solutions for 2016, Policy Press, 2016, 1 4473 3288 6, pbk, xiii + 134 pp, £9.99. Read More

4th December 2016

Kayleigh Garthwaite, Hunger Pains

Kayleigh Garthwaite, Hunger Pains: Life inside foodbank Britain, Policy Press, 2016, xi + 195 pp, 1 4473 2911 4, pbk, £14.99 If the Policy Press, the British Film Institute, and Read More

4th December 2016

Malcolm Torry, The Feasibility of Citizen’s Income, a review by Anthony Painter

Malcolm Torry, The Feasibility of Citizen’s Income, Palgrave Macmillan, xxix + 286 pp, 1 137 53077 6, hbk, £82 Two years ago, the notion that there would be an active Read More

29th November 2016

Eichhorst and Marx (eds), Non-Standard Employment in Post-Industrial Labour Markets

Werner Eichhorst and Paul Marx (eds), Non-Standard Employment in Post-Industrial Labour Markets: An occupational perspective, Edward Elgar, 2015, xii + 435 pp, 1 78100 171 4, hbk, £105, 1 78643 Read More

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