About this site.

All the other pages on this site are listed below, with links and brief descriptions.
They don’t all have the same national background. In the 20th century I lived in New Zealand, now I live in Britain.


Transition to Citizens Incomes (2018).
Background paper for a conference.

Is a Citizens Basic Income affordable?
Examples of revenue-neutral Citizens Incomes, using UK data, 2004 to 2018.

Welfare reform for the 21st century.
Suggestions for welfare reform, 2010 and 2013.

Citizens Incomes and progressive tax.
Edited extracts from e-mail discussions and elsewhere, 1991-2013.
Progressive average taxes are more important than progressive marginal taxes.

A History of Basic Income Politics in New Zealand.
A story of slow progress towards a capitalist sort of communism.
This paper was written as background for UBINZ activists in 1996. It has been displayed on internet sites since 1997.

Transition to Basic Incomes (1995).
This paper was published in the UBINZ newsletter, May 1996.

Some welfare history.
Guaranteed minimum income, the English Poor Law, the Speenhamland system, and the Kondratiev long wave.


Carbon Tax.
Incomes may be affected more by whether a carbon dividend or Basic Income is means-tested than by whether it is carbon or income that is taxed.

Climate change.
Histories of climate change and climate change predictions.

Genetic modification.
Genetically modified crops are neither safe or necessary. There are also ethical issues for human embryos.

Green taxing and spending.
Edited email extracts and other clippings.
Environmental costs and risks should be included in prices.

Boom and bust.

The crash of 2008.
Cheap money, deregulation, more cheap money, re-regulation.

The crash of 1987.
Clippings from the 1980s.

The search for a stable economy.
Land tax, protectionism, demography.

Land Tax.
Edited extracts from email discussions and elsewhere, 1997-2017.

Couples and the K-wave.
March 2008.
Long wave economic cycles may be caused by birth-rate cycles nearly two generations long.

Monetary policy.

Inflation, interest, and the supply of money.
Inflation, interest, broad money, base money, foreign exchange.

Monetary sects.
Positive Money, full reserve banking, Modern Monetary Theory.

Britain and Europe.
Currencies, debt, and Brexit.


Front page blog.
A list of recent posts on this site, and some earlier ones.

Alison’s manifesto, edition 66.
My recipe for a Green social democracy.
I wrote the first edition of this manifesto in 1988, as a draft for a party manifesto. I decided to keep it as a summary of my own opinions.

Alison’s manifesto, edition 50.
This was the last New Zealand edition of the manifesto.

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