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July 25, 2016

A Q&A with Katie Stileman, Publicist for the VSI series

Katie Stileman talks about what it's like working on the Very Short Introductions series ...

July 18, 2016

Welfare states and the great unraveling

David Garland looks at the welfare state and the security of working people in contemporary capitalism...

July 11, 2016

10 things you need to know about taxation

Stephen Smith gives an insight into why we need taxes, how economic processes determine taxes, and how they can make political change...