5th June 2020

Why a Citizens Income is better than means-testing at fighting poverty

The Covid pandemic has pushed unemployment numbers to record levels all over the world. In the UK, nearly two million people have applied for Universal Credit benefits since the government Read More

1st April 2020

Guy Standing, Plunder of the Commons

Guy Standing, Plunder of the Commons, Pelican, 2019, 0141990620, xviii + 402 pp, pbk, £9.99. After years of marginalisation, the question of wealth is finally creeping onto the political agenda. Read More

1st April 2020

Tackling inequality and poverty

The Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion at the London School of Economics has published an Inequality and Poverty Policy Toolkit [1] which enables readers to study the different mechanisms Read More

27th February 2020

Citizen’s Basic Income and social cohesion

A recent article in Quillette, ‘Universal Basic Income and the threat of tyranny’, by Shai Shapira, [1] asks some interesting questions: When we examine historical trends in politics and economics, Read More

27th February 2020

Citizen’s Basic Income: a response to poverty

ATD Fourth World has published the results of its Understanding Poverty in all its Forms research project: an international project that is asking people in poverty what for them are Read More

26th February 2020

Guy Standing’s new book, Battling Eight Giants

Guy Standing has written a new book, Battling Eight Giants, which will be published by Bloomsbury during March The publisher says about the book: Today in one the richest countries in Read More

9th January 2020

Guy Standing speaks about the Plunder of the Commons at Goldsmiths

On Wednesday 22nd January at 4 p.m. Guy Standing will be speaking about his book Plunder of the Commons at Goldsmiths University of London.  Society is based on three types of Read More

10th December 2019

LSE event about Universal Basic Income and Universal Basic Services

On the 26th November the London School of Economics held an event about Universal Basic Income and Universal Basic Services. For further details of the event, click here. And to Read More

31st October 2019

New research from the Centre for Economic Performance

Several recent papers from the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics are relevant to the Citizen’s Basic Income debate. Childhood Circumstances and Young Adult Outcomes: The Read More

21st September 2019

Conen and Schippers (eds) Self-Employment as Precarious Work

Wieteke Conen and Joop Schippers (eds) Self-Employment as Precarious Work: A European Perspective, Edward Elgar, 2019, xi+ 273 pp, 1 7881 502 5, hbk, £95 This book is the result Read More