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Basic Income : the Material Conditions of Freedom.

Basic Income : the Material Conditions of Freedom.

Author: Daniel Raventós; Julie Wark
Publisher: London : Pluto Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
The first practical guide to how we can implement the revolutionary economic idea of Basic Income.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Raventós, Daniel.
Basic Income : The Material Conditions of Freedom.
London : Pluto Press, ©2007
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Raventós; Julie Wark
ISBN: 9781783716425 1783716428 9781783716432 1783716436
OCLC Number: 1036775894
Description: 1 online resource (142 pages)
Contents: Intro; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; List of tables and figures; Introduction and acknowledgements; 1. A provocative but possible proposal; 1.1 The definition; 1.2 What Basic Income is not; 1.3 Is there a Basic Income anywhere in the world?; 1.4 Historical precedents; 1.5 The last 20 years; 1.6 Basic Income in the twenty-first century; 1.7 Strengths, questions, doubts; 2. Normative liberal justifications; 2.1 The libertarian justification: property first; 2.2 The 'possible' justification of justice as fairness: self-respect to the fore. 2.3 The real freedom justification: a real-libertarian society2.4 Liberal theories and republican theories; 3. The normative republican justification; 3.1 Aristotle: material existence as a condition of freedom; 3.2 Property in Cicero; 3.3 The right of existence: Robespierre; 3.4 Republican freedom; 3.5 Republican virtue and neutrality; 3.6 The republican justification of Basic Income; 4. Remunerated work, domestic work and voluntary work; 4.1 Three kinds of work; 4.2 Basic Income and the job market; 4.3 Basic Income and domestic work; 4.4 Basic Income and voluntary work; 5. Poverty. 5.1 A typology of poverty5.2 Measuring poverty; 5.3 The poor cannot be free; 6. The welfare state and Basic Income; 6.1 What is the welfare state?; 6.2 The crisis; 6.3 Justifications of the welfare state and some criticisms; 6.4 Minimum income support; 6.5 Basic Income in contrast with means-tested subsidies; 7. Basic Income in comparison with other proposals; 7.1 Traditional measures against poverty and unemployment: a more flexible labour market and reduction of working hours; 7.2 Not-so-traditional measures against poverty and unemployment. 7.3 Proposals that are more or less akin to Basic Income8. Financing; 8.1 Aims and scope of the model; 8.2 Data and sample; 8.3 The micro-simulation model; 8.4 An ambitious example; 8.5 Two more modest examples; 9. Basic Income and its critics; 9.1. Ethical criticisms; 9.2 Technical criticisms; Notes; Bibliography; Index.


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