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Worth Reading 187: Californian murder

Workplace coercion – “Why are people who profess to be classical liberals apparently so indifferent to workplace tyranny?” asks Chris Dillow. Why the 2016 Election Will Be One of the Most Pivotal Moments of Our Time – It’s fun to laugh at the…

Basic Income is the key to creating a liberal society

Mark Pack has written about his thoughts on whether Basic Income (or Citizen’s Income, as it was called when it was party policy in the 90s) should be Liberal Democrat policy again. He’s going off the idea of it, because he thinks you…

Worth Reading 183: Survived by his elephants

Politics is too complex to be understood just in terms of Left and Right – Some interesting research on the position of party supporters on a two-dimensional scale. Uncovering The Secret History Of Myers-Briggs – I’m sure you won’t be surprised to discover…

Worth Reading 173: Special Containment Procedures

The Overall Benefit Cap – a little time bomb under UK buy-to-let housing – Not only is the benefit cap a terrible idea for the people subjected to it, Daniel Davies shows that it has the unintended side effect of causing terrible ripple…

Worth Reading 168: Perfection multiplied

Tony Blair is right on Europe – Jonathan Calder makes some wise points on how a referendum on Europe would be a disaster for this country. Try, try again – Why forcing tests on children and telling them they’re failures repeatedly, isn’t good…

New polling evidence: Who is basic income most popular with in the UK?

A few weeks ago, I mentioned that a poll had shown 36% of people in the UK supported the idea of a basic income and promised to look in some more detail at the results when ComRes released them. Unfortunately, that slipped my…

Worth Reading 161: A stoic in purple

Doorsteps, Dogs and Doughnuts – A Dozen Worst and Best Election Moments – I think many of us will have sone election memories similar to the ones Alex Wilcock recounts here. Could a ‘citizen’s income’ work? – A long and detailed report looking…

New poll: 36% of Britons support a basic income

Here’s something interesting I noticed on Twitter earlier today: Do you support the idea of a #CitizensIncome? 36% Yes. 40% No. (Via @ComResPolls) pic.twitter.com/l9uAiYsLkp — May2015 (@May2015NS) March 6, 2015 It appears to come from a ComRes poll testing support for Green Party…

Worth Reading 156: Gongs per day

Anti-Business – Chris Dillow on why being ‘anti-business’ isn’t a bad thing, and the difference between business and markets. Universal Basic Income as the Social Vaccine of the 21st Century – An interesting new way of thinking about the idea of basic income.…

The Greens, Citizens Income and how journalists still don’t understand how political parties work

After it flared up into media prominence over the last week, the Telegraph today eagerly covered the news that the Green Party won’t be including Citizens Income as a policy in their General Election manifesto. However, there seems to be a problem with…

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