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Arguing for Basic Income: Ethical Foundations for a Radical Reform

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The idea of providing a basic income for all, paid to each individual without means tests or work requirements, is not a new one. But it is only in the past decade, with the emergence of a permanent underclass of unemployed, that politicians and academics have begun to argue seriously for minimum income as a route to stability in societies riven by the grotesque inequaliti ...more
Hardcover, 248 pages
Published 1992 by Verso
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Otto Lehto
May 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
An interesting collection of arguments for and against basic income, from a moral and economic perspective (or rather, a plurality of perspectives). From Philippe van Parijs to André Gorz, the selection of writers is impressive, and almost every aspect of the theoretical underpinnings (or "ethical foundations") of a workable and justifiable social security - and, more specifically, of guaranteed basic income - is explored and debated.

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