News

11th September 2017

Dan Nidess writes in The Wall Street Journal: UBI a calamity

Dan Nidess has written an article in The Wall Street Journal, ‘Why a Universal Basic Income would be a calamity’: (£) Leading voices in the tech industry — from Mark Read More

11th September 2017

A Giles Fraser article in The Guardian about Citizen’s Basic Income

Giles Fraser has written an article in The Guardian, ‘Why the rise of the robots could allow humans to flourish again’. Optimists argue that new jobs will be created, just Read More

8th August 2017

New research on the influence of means-testing on family structure

The Journal of Social Policy has published research that shows that ‘aspects of welfare that remove or reduce a mother’s access to an independent income and require one partner in Read More

7th July 2017

European opinion survey

A recent opinion poll conducted in six European countries has shown that both understanding and approval of Citizen’s Basic Income are increasing rapidly, with 63 per cent of polled individuals Read More

7th July 2017

Consensus?

Two recent conferences – the annual Foundation for International Social Security Studies conference in Sigtuna, Sweden, and a sociology of law workshop at Oñati, Spain – shared a significant characteristic. Read More

6th July 2017

Two working papers from the Institute for Social and Economic Research

The Institute for Social and Economic Research at the University of Essex has published two working papers: Reducing poverty and inequality through tax-benefit reform and the minimum wage: the UK Read More