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Britain’s Cities, Britain’s Future

Why did Britain’s cities – once the engines of the industrial revolution and the envy of the world – decline so dramatically? What is fuelling their tentative revival? And what needs to be done if … Continue reading

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Travel Fast or Smart? A Manifesto for an Intelligent Transport Policy

Britain does not have a coherent transport policy, and conventional transport economics has reached a dead end. A transport policy should incorporate … Continue reading

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Are Trams Socialist? Why Britain Has No Transport Policy

Transport is key to our daily lives and yet it is a most neglected field of politics. Britain has never had a coherent transport policy. Continue reading

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A Better Politics: How Government Can Make Us Happier

The aim of this book is to inspire a better politics: one that will enable future generations to be happier. Greater well-being and better health should be the goals, rather than … Continue reading

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Bad Habits, Hard Choices: Using the Tax System to Make Us Healthier

Consumers in Britain face a curious mix of taxes and duties that are messy, opaque and out of date. They are also unfair: the poorer you are, the more Continue reading

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Housing: Where’s the Plan?

Housing is a fundamental necessity, and yet it is generally acknowledged that we have a ‘housing crisis’ in the UK… Continue reading

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Identity is the New Money

This book argues that identity is changing profoundly and that money is changing equally profoundly. Continue reading

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Why Fight Poverty?

Julia Unwin’s book Why Fight Poverty? asks a provocative question. Calls to end poverty date back centuries. Even in prosperous modern times, despite the huge transformation of society, poverty has persisted. Continue reading

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Rediscovering Growth: After the Crisis

Andrew Sentance’s book Rediscovering Growth: After the Crisis focuses on the economic challenges facing the West, among them the shift of geopolitical power to Asia and the aftermath of the crisis. Continue reading

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Reinventing London

In Reinventing London Bridget Rosewell asks how London’s economy might be developed after the financial crisis. Continue reading

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