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25th November 2017

Ian Gough, Heat, Greed and Human Need

Ian Gough, Heat, Greed and Human Need: Climate change, capitalism and sustainable wellbeing, Edward Elgar, 2017, ix + 250 pp, 1 78536 512 6, pbk, £25 This book has a Read More

18th October 2017

UCL Institute for Global Prosperity report suggesting Universal Basic Services

University College London’s Institute for Global Prosperity has published a report that recommends what it calls ‘Universal Basic Services’. To read the report, click here The following review by Anthony Painter Read More

10th October 2017

Malcolm Torry, Citizen’s Basic Income: A Christian social policy

Malcolm Torry, Citizen’s Basic Income: A Christian Social Policy, Darton, Longman and Todd, 0 232 53260-9, xvi + 178 pp, pbk, £9.99 The publisher’s description of this book describes a Read More

7th October 2017

Harrop and Tait, Universal Basic Income and the Future of Work

Andrew Harrop and Cameron Tait, Universal Basic Income and the Future of Work, Fabian Society, 2017, free to download here This report was commissioned by the TUC, and it addresses Read More

4th October 2017

Barry Knight, Rethinking Poverty

Barry Knight, Rethinking Poverty: What makes a good society? Policy Press, 2017, ix + 171 pp, 1 4473 4060 7, pbk, £9.99 This book offers a summary of a Webb Read More

28th September 2017

Martinelli, Assessing the Case for a Universal Basic Income in the UK

Luke Martinelli, Assessing the Case for a Universal Basic Income in the UK, Institute for Policy Research, 2017, pp 94, ISSN 2515 2548, free to download. This is a third Read More

14th September 2017

Campbell and Gillespie (eds), Feminist Economics and Public Policy

Jim Campbell and Morag Gillespie (eds), Feminist Economics and Public Policy, Routledge, 2016, xx + 212 pp, 1 138 95086 3, pbk, £34.99 The feminist economist Ailsa McKay died in Read More

7th August 2017

Rutger Bregman: Utopia for Realists

Rutger Bregman, Utopia for Realists: And how we can get there, Bloomsbury, 2017, pp 316 1 4088 9026 4, hbk, £16.99 As the title suggests, this book is both hopeful Read More

6th August 2017

Paxton and White, The Citizen’s Stake

Will Paxton and Stuart White with Dominic Maxwell (eds.), The Citizen’s Stake: Exploring the future of universal asset policies, Policy Press, Bristol, 2006, 212pp, pbk, 1 86134 699 9, £19.99. Read More

4th July 2017

A review of articles by David Piachaud and John Kay

David Piachaud, Citizen’s Income: Rights and wrongs, Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, London School of Economics, 2016, John Kay, ‘The Basics of Basic Income’, Intereconomics, Mar 2017, Vol.52(2), pp.69-74 Read More