Voluntarisms and the Welfare State

Academic book reviews tend to take a long time before they appear in print. Some take longer than others. David Cameron was still Prime Minister when I promised to write a review of Armine Ishkanian and Simon Szreter's edited collection on the 'big society' for the journal Cultural and Social History. By the time I …

Those undeserving ‘other people’: from Obamacare to Brexit

Sarah Kliff said an interesting thing recently. Of course, the Vox senior editor says a lot of interesting things. If you're at all interested in the twists and turns of US healthcare politics you should absolutely being following what she says. But one thing she said recently particularly jumped out at me. Talking on Vox's …