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Basic income : a guide for the open-minded

Author: Guy Standing
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Basic income is a revolutionary idea that guarantees regular, unconditional cash transfers from the government to all citizens. It is an acknowledgement that everyone plays a part in generating the wealth currently enjoyed by only a few and would rectify the recent breakdown in income distribution. Political parties across the world are now adopting this innovative policy and the idea generates headlines every day.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Standing, Guy.
Basic income.
New Haven : Yale University Press, [2017]
(OCoLC)978291012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Guy Standing
ISBN: 9780300234183 030023418X 9780141985497 0141985496
OCLC Number: 1002118040
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 374 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Basic income : its meaning and historical origins --
Basic income as social justice --
Basic income and freedom --
Reducing poverty, inequality and insecurity --
The economic arguments --
The standard objections --
The affordability issue --
The implications for work and labour --
The alternatives --
Basic income and development --
Basic income initiatives and pilots --
The political challenge : how to get there from here --
Appendix: How to run a basic income pilot --
List of BIEN-affiliated organizations.
Responsibility: Guy Standing.

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Shouldn't everyone receive a stake in society's wealth? Could we create a fairer world by guaranteeing income to all? What would this mean for our health, wealth, and happiness?  Read more...

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"Guy Standing makes the case for universal basic income in this compelling and thoughtful book."-Sam Altman, President of Y Combinator"The world needs an honest and informed primer on the idea of Read more...

 
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