Book Basic income : a guide for the open-minded / Guy Standing.
Publication year: 2017.
Call Number HC79.I5 S75 2017
Media class: Book
Publisher: New Haven ;London : Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300230840 0300230842
First published in Great Britain in 2017 by Penguin Books Ltd.
Extent: xiii, 374 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
"Basic income is a revolutionary idea that guarantees regular, unconditional cash transfers from the government to all citizens. It is an acknowledgment 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. Guy Standing has been at the forefront of thought surrounding basic income for the past thirty years, and in this book he covers in authoritative detail its effects on the economy, poverty, work, and labor; dissects and disproves the standard arguments against basic income; explains what we can learn from pilots across the world; and illustrates exactly why basic income has now become such an urgent necessity" -- Provided by publisher.
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.