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National Salary Insurance – the wrong solution to the right problem

It’s become fashionable among the British left to describe social security as broken – a cornerstone of the original welfare state that not only has lost its political support, but now actively causes worklessness and ‘dependency’.  In a revealing sign … Continue reading

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The strengths of conservative welfare regimes in reducing inequality

In a guest post, Diederik Boertien argues that conservative welfare regimes might reduce inequality by being less complex and less risky – making it simpler to make good choices about the future. People differ in their abilities to exploit the … Continue reading

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Social investment in Europe: more than a third-way?

Social investment represents the very last justification for the use of social policy in Europe in times of public cuts. But its ambition to find shared European policy solutions, while missing a single national focus, might create what Sartori called … Continue reading

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