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  • 29 Mar 2022
    Torben Iversen, Philipp Rehm

    An introduction to “Big Data and the Welfare State”

    A central function of the state is to provide insurance against the vagaries of life and markets, such as accidents, ill health, old age, or unemployment. Collectively, these mandatory risk pooling arrangements are known as social insurance, or the welfare state. According to influential accounts in the literature, the welfare state exists because (social) insurance […]

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  • 11 Jul 2019
    Guy Ortolano

    Whatever Happened to the Property-Owning Social Democracy?

    Like many other countries, Britain faces a desperate housing crisis.  The disaster at Grenfell Tower, rising rough sleeping and homelessness, a dismal private rental market, despair among millennials at the prospect of ever owning their own homes: small wonder that housing routinely figures among the public’s top concerns.  Indeed, as much as any other single […]

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