22nd August 2013
16th July 2013
What is the evidence that the government's benefit cap is 'having the desired effect' and moving people into work?
14th June 2013
Partly inspired by a seminar given by Elizabeth Anderson at the IPPR on 13 June, in which the question of how far egalitarians should rely on income redistribution was debated.I argue that our main form of income redistribution, the social security system, achieves some equalisation of income but only as a by-product of poverty reduction. Egalitarian aims go far beyond poverty reduction, I guess, so the implication is that egalitarian strategies sit alongside the objectives of social security rather than informing them or- as some seem to feel these days- competing with them.
3rd June 2013
This text is based on the most common words in a random sample of articles about social security appearing in the Daily Express between 2008 and 2011,