Opinion

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

4th July 2017

Unequal Recognition: Othering ‘the poor’

A lecture given at the Challenging Inequalities Conference at the London School of Economics International Inequalities Institute on the 14th June 2017 Unequal recognition through the othering of people in Read More

26th June 2017

An increasingly lively debate: Responses to an article in The Guardian

An article written by Ellie Mae O’Hagan and published by The Guardian on the 23rd June offers a good opportunity to respond to a number of trends in the increasingly Read More

30th May 2017

Paul Spicker’s suggestion of a convertible tax allowance

Paul Spicker has written an article suggesting a convertible personal tax allowance. To read the article, click here. This is a partly-baked idea, based on reform of the Personal Tax Read More

2nd May 2017

New Royal Society of Arts podcast, and a report from the Work and Pensions Committee

To hear a discussion between Anthony Painter, John Thornhill, Jon Cruddas MP, and Dr Louise Haagh, click here. The report from the Parliamentary Work and Pensions Committee enquiry mentioned during the Read More

11th April 2017

A neoliberal Citizen’s Income?

An article by John Clarke, ‘Progressive Dreams Meet Neoliberal Realities’, poses an important question: Is it true that ‘we can draw a line between the models that are concerned with Read More

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