25th February 2015

Manna: Two Visions of Humanity’s Future, by Marshall Brain

2012, BYG Publishing, Kindle edition available on www.amazon.co.uk, £0.77. (Also see the author’s website.) Review by Karl Widerquist Marshall Brain is a science writer (both fiction and non-), futurist, founder of Read More

25th November 2014

The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies, by Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee

New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2014, 0 393 23935 5, hbk, 320 pp, $26.95. Audio edition: Grand Haven, Michigan: Brilliance Audio, 2014. This book was recommended to me Read More

6th June 2011

Two Memoirs Tell the History of the Alaska Dividend

Dave Rose and Charles Wohlforth, Saving For the Future: My Life and the Alaska Permanent Fund, Epicenter Press, Kenmore, WA, 2008, 256pp, hbk, 978 0 9790470 4 6, $24.95, pbk, Read More

7th October 2010

Lessons of the Alaska Dividend

At a time when progressive social policies are under attack across the industrialized world, the Alaska Dividend continues to be extremely popular. It distributes a yearly dividend to every man, Read More

12th February 2009

Just Distribution: Rawlsian Liberalism and the Politics of Basic Income, by Simon Birnbaum

Stockholm Studies in Politics 122, Stockholm University, 2008: 978-91-7155-570-0 Simon Birnbaum is a newcomer to the basic income debate who has quickly worked his way into the basic income movement. Read More

12th July 2008

The Failed Welfare Revolution: America’s Struggle over the Guaranteed Income Policy, by Brian Steensland

Princeton University Press, Princeton, 2008, hardback, 069112714X, £13.98 Hard as it is to believe today, there was a brief period when the United States government seemed inevitably bound to adopt 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

14th February 2005

Libertarianism without inequality, by Michael Otsuka

Oxford University Press, 2003, 158 pages, hb, 0 19 924395 6, £25. Order this book According to the dust jacket, “Michael Otsuka sets out to vindicate left-libertarianism, a political philosophy Read More

14th November 2004

Work Behavior of the World’s Poor: Theory, Evidence and Policy, by Mohammed Sharif

Ashgate, Aldershot, 2003, 192 pp, hb, 0 7546 3066 8, £49.95. Order this book This book is written by an economist for economists, but it has information that is relevant Read More

13th February 2004

The Civic Minimum: On the Rights and Obligations of Economic Citizenship, by Stuart White

Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2003, 300pp, hb, 0198295057, £25. Order this book Stuart White, of the University of Oxford, is a rising star in political theory. Over the past eight Read More