Opinion

Medical doctor: Basic income is a health issue

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 12/09/2017 - 10:47pm in

Basic income has the potential to improve health outcomes, as income and health are closely linked.

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The impending crisis for Macron

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 06/09/2017 - 11:05pm in

With his ratings in freefall, the neoliberal standard-bearer unveils his labour law ‘reforms’ against a swelling tide of anger 

Are books in schools for reading or for balancing?

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 31/08/2017 - 10:16pm in

Bridget Yuill from the Durham Teaching Assistants campaign looks at some of the wider issues raised by cost cutting in education

Cure health inequality by reducing income inequality

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 30/08/2017 - 8:45pm in

As health outcomes liaise to income inequality, policy should aim to address this phenomenon. A widening income gap is threatening overall health.

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Beauty, a dark history, and class conflict

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 25/08/2017 - 2:27am in

Alison Pennington found them all in a road trip through remote Tasmania

The OECD and the problems of basic income

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 18/08/2017 - 11:17pm in

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According to the OECD, basic income (BI) is not an effective tool for reducing poverty. However, the outcome would depend on the model chosen for implementing a BI system, as well as the changes made in other parts of social protection.

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How Many Couch Potatoes Can You Live With?

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 17/08/2017 - 12:25am in

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Most people with a basic income will live a lot like they do now. They will have a more stable income. They will worry less about many of their friends and family. This cuts into the number of people who would choose the couch.

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Empire and partition: the violent end of the British Raj

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 14/08/2017 - 1:30am in

Contrary to the rose-tinted view of decolonisation, the end of British rule in India was marked by blunder and duplicity, writes Sean Ledwith

The politics of immigration

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 09/08/2017 - 5:10am in

Immigration is too important an issue to be debated on the terms set by Fortress Europe or the Tories, argues Lindsey German 

The secrets of success: how SOAS cleaners fought and won

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 07/08/2017 - 11:40pm in

The historic victory of SOAS workers after a bold and militant campaign should serve as inspiration for struggles across the public sector, argues Feyzi Ismail.

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