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The Welfare State and Community

Cormac Russell is one of the leading champions of citizen and community as the solution for many of our social problems. Here he explores the relationship between the welfare state and community. He argues that neoliberalism is further undermining our commitment to community and that it is only by attending to the conditions of our


Happy new tax year – Richard Murphy

I mean it. It’s 6 April. It’s the start of a new tax year. And tax is a good thing. So why not say ‘Happy new tax year’? The obvious response is that no one enjoys paying tax. But I am not sure that’s true. No one actually enjoys paying for anything. Just ask them.