4th November 2018

Inequalities

‘Inequality’ is often taken to mean ‘income inequality’, or possibly ‘wealth inequality’; and the claim is often made that a Citizen’s Basic Income would help to solve that problem. To Read More

6th August 2018

A correspondence between Paul Spicker and Malcolm Torry

The following exchange has been constructed by reordering a blog post and email by Paul Spicker and a blog post comment by Malcolm Torry. From Paul Spicker 1. Do benefits Read More

22nd July 2018

Watts and Fitzpatrick, Welfare Conditionality

Beth Watts and Suzanne Fitzpatrick, Welfare Conditionality, Routledge, 2018, vii + 200 pp, 1 138 11991 8, pbk, £28.99 This book is a comprehensive, comprehensible, and densely referenced exploration of Read More

22nd July 2018

The future of employment

So what is the future of employment? Is new technology going to deliver a jobless world, or will there be plenty of new jobs to replace the ones that will Read More

20th July 2018

Fitzroy and Jin argue for a combination of Basic Income and Job Guarantee

Felix Fitzroy and Jim Jin argue in the Journal of Poverty and Social Justice that Basic Income and Job Guarantee can complement each other: Unconditional basic income, or a public-sector job Read More

20th July 2018

Daniel Sage challenges the centrality of paid employment

In a new blog post for British Politics and Policy at LSE, Daniel sage explains why we need to challenge the centrality of paid employment in our society, and how Read More

4th April 2018

Chris Hughes, Fair Shot

Chris Hughes, Fair Shot: Rethinking inequality and how we earn, Bloomsbury, 2018, 214 pp, 1 4088 9979 3, hbk, £12.99 This is two books, deftly woven into one. It is Read More

4th April 2018

van Oorschot, Roosa, Meuleman,and Reeskens, The Social Legitimacy of Targeted Welfare

Wim van Oorschot, Femke Roosa, Bart Meuleman and Tim Reeskens, The Social Legitimacy of Targeted Welfare: Attitudes to welfare deservingness, Edward Elgar, 2017, xviii + 366 pp, hbk, 1 78536 Read More

4th April 2018

Bent Greve, Technology and the Future of Work

Bent Greve, Technology and the Future of Work: The impact on labour markets and welfare states, Edward Elgar, 2017, ix + 153 pp, 1 78643 428 9, hbk, £65 This Read More

4th April 2018

Martin Ford, Rise of the Robots

Martin Ford, Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future, Oneworld Publications, pbk, 352pp, 1 78074 749 1, £7.99 Note: the version reviewed here has been Read More