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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

12th July 2007

The Ethics of Stakeholding, by Keith Dowding, Jurgen De Wispelaere and Stuart White (eds.)

Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, 2003, 216pp, hbk, 1 40390 580 0, £52 In the interest of full disclosure, I must reveal that I am well acquainted with all three editors. Stuart Read More

12th July 2007

Basic Income Studies, Volume 1, Number 1, 2006, by Anne-Louise Haagh and Michael Howard 2006 sees two twentieth anniversaries for the basic income (BI) movement. 1986 was the year that the Basic Income European Network (BIEN) was founded: a key tool in coordinating Read More

12th July 2007

Welfare Policy from Below: Struggles against Social Exclusion in Europe, by Heinz Steinert and Arno Pilgram

Ashgate, 2006, 316 pp, pbk, 0 7546 4815 X, £25 The preface of this diverse collection begins with a critique of social insurance (which in many respects isn’t insurance as Read More

13th February 2007

Social Justice, Legitimacy and the Welfare State, by Steffen Mau and Benjamin Veghte

Ashgate, 2007, xviii + 264 pp, hbk 0 754 649397 , £55 This edited collection of conference and invited papers offers a coherent, well-researched and detailed international picture of public Read More

12th February 2007

Welfare and Families in Europe, by Peter Abrahamson, Thomas P. Boje, Bent Greve

Ashgate, 2005, 244 pages, hb, 0 75 464249 6, Order this book The challenges faced by European welfare states feature prominently both in political discourse and academic research. In a Read More

12th February 2007

The Future of Social Security Policy: Women, Work and a Citizen’s Basic Income, by Ailsa McKay

Routledge, London, 2005, 269pp, hardback, 0 415 34436 0, £50 Order this book First of all, terminology: Ailsa McKay has interestingly combined the terms ‘Basic Income’ and ‘Citizen’s Income’ into Read More

12th February 2007

Delivering Benefits in Old Age: The Take up of the Minimum Income Guarantee, by Paul Dornan

Ashgate, Aldershot, 2006, 254pp, hardback, 0 7546 4688 2, £50  This is a highly detailed report on a research project at the University of York on the non-take-up of social Read More

12th February 2007

The Ethics and Economics of the Basic Income Guarantee, by Karl Widerquist, Michael Anthony Lewis and Steven Pressman

Ashgate, Aldershot, 2005, xvi+334pp, hbk, 0 7546 4188 0, £60 Order this book The essays in this collection were first given as papers at the first congress of the United Read More