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12th February 2008

Cash and Care: Policy challenges in the welfare state, by Caroline Glendinning and Peter A. Kemp

Policy Press, 2006, xii + 322 pp, pbk, 1 86134 856 8, £22.99. The distinction between cash benefits and care has begun to break down as people with disabilities are Read More

12th February 2008

The Distributional Effects of Indirect Taxes: Models and applications from New Zealand, by John Creedy and Cath Sleeman

Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, 2006, xiii + 261 pp., hardback, 1 84720 042 7, £65. The New Zealand Goods and Services Tax (GST) has no exemptions and is imposed at a Read More

12th February 2008

Housing allowances in comparative perspective, by Peter A Kemp (ed.), and Housing and the new welfare state: Perspectives from East Asia and Europe, by Richard Groves, Alan Murie and Christopher Watson (eds)

Housing allowances in comparative perspective, The Policy Press, Bristol, 2007, 340pp, hardback, 1 86134 754 1, £65, Housing and the new welfare state, Ashgate, Aldershot, 2007, 224pp, hardback, 0 7546 4440 Read More

12th November 2007

Plundering the Public Sector, by David Craig, with Richard Brooks

Constable, London, 2006, viii + 263 pp., paperback, 1 84529 374 6, £9.99 This is a carefully researched study of the British Government’s love-affair with consultants: both management consultants and Read More

12th November 2007

The Institutional Logic of Welfare Attitudes, by Christian Albrekt Larsen

Ashgate, 2006, 184 pp, hbk, 0 7546 4857 5, £45 It’s not that public attitudes to welfare determine welfare policy; rather, welfare policy determines public attitudes. That is the evidence-based Read More

12th November 2007

Work-rich and Work-poor, by Richard Berthoud

Policy Press, 2007, viii + 55 pp, pbk, 978 1 86134 954 5, £12.95 ‘In 1974, 7% of adults in Britain between the ages of 20 and 59 were dependent Read More

12th November 2007

The Poverty Trade-off: work incentives and income redistribution in Britain, by Stuart Adam, Mike Brewer and Andrew Shephard

Policy Press, Bristol / Joseph Rowntree Foundation, York, 2006, viii + 55 pp, paperback, 1 86134 863 0, £12.95 It would be difficult to better the first three paragraphs of Read More

12th July 2007

America Beyond Capitalism: Reclaiming our Wealth, Our Liberty, and Our Democracy, by Gar Alperovitz

John Wiley and Sons, New Jersey, 2004, pp. xv + 320, $ 24.95, 0 471 66730 7 Economic, social and political crises are now part of everyday life. America Beyond Read More

12th July 2007

Progress and Poverty (edited and abridged for modern readers by Bob Drake), by Henry George

The Robert Shalkenbach Foundation, New York, 2006, paperback, $12.95, distributed in the UK by Shepeard Walwyn, London, 0 911312 98 6. Just to envisage a book on economics and taxation Read More

12th July 2007

Basic Income Guarantees and the Right to Work

Rutgers Journal of Law and Urban Policy, vol.2, no.1, Fall 2005 This edition of the Rutgers Journal of Law and Urban Policy is forward-looking in a variety of respects. 1. Read More

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