21st August 2018

An opinion, and a research report

Two contrasting articles have been published during the past week: The Scottish Herald has published a report on a debate held in Edinburgh: Proposals to hand everyone in Scotland a Read More

26th March 2018

Citizen’s Basic Income events at Hay

Two Citizen’s Basic Income events will be held at the philosophy and music festival ‘HowTheLightGetsIn’ in Hay at the end of May: Guy Standing will be speaking about Citizen’s Basic Read More

26th February 2018

Debating Citizen’s Basic Income at the LSE

An event at the LSE on Tuesday 20th February was a microcosm of the now extensive debate on Citizen’s Basic Income. Morning and afternoon sessions, which were held at The Read More

8th January 2018

Alternatives to Citizen’s Basic Income

Discussion of alternatives to Citizen’s Basic Income are increasingly debated, so we are here publishing for the first time a paper prepared in 2015 for a consultation organised by some Read More

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

5th May 2017

Guy Standing, Basic Income: And how we can make it happen

Guy Standing, Basic Income: And how we can make it happen, Penguin Random House, 2017, xiii + 374 pp, 0-141-98548-0, pbk, £8.99 This book describes itself as an ‘introduction and Read More

3rd January 2017

Obituary: Professor Sir Tony Atkinson

The economist Sir Tony Atkinson died on the 1st January. I have on my shelves three of Tony’s books which between them represent the significance of his contribution to social Read More

28th November 2016

An evaluation of a strictly revenue neutral Citizen’s Income scheme

This article  [1] is an amended version [2] of a paper that was first published as a EUROMOD working paper by the Institute for Social and Economic Research at the University Read More

28th November 2016

Lorenzi and Berrebi, A Violent World

Jean-Hervé Lorenzi and Mickaël Berrebi, A Violent World: Modern threats to economic stability, Palgrave Macmillan, 2016, vi + 182 pp, 1 137 58992 7, hbk, £19.99 The authors’ simple message Read More

16th October 2016

Event: Bristol Festival of Ideas, 17th November

Basic Income – An Idea Whose Time Has Come? Date: 17 November 2016 Time: 12.30 – 13.45pm Venue: At-Bristol Science Centre Speakers: Professor Nick Pearce, Director, IPR; Torsten Bell, Director, Read More