It's Basic Income

It's Basic Income Author : Downes, Amy
Release : 2018-03-14
Publisher : Policy Press
ISBN : 1447343921
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Is a Universal Basic Income the answer to an increasingly precarious job landscape? Could it bring greater financial freedom for women, tackle the issue of unpaid but essential work, cut poverty and promote greater choice? Or is it a dead-end utopian ideal that distracts from more practical and cost-effective solutions? Contributors from musician Brian Eno, think tank Demos Helsinki, innovators such as California’s Y Combinator Research and prominent academics such as Peter Beresford OBE offer a variety of perspectives from across the globe on the politics and feasibility of basic income. Sharing research and insights from a variety of nations – including India, Finland, Uganda, Brazil and Canada - the collection provides a comprehensive guide to the impact this innovative idea could have on work, welfare and inequality in the 21st century.

Universal Basic Income: Debate and Impact Assessment

Universal Basic Income: Debate and Impact Assessment Author : Maura Francese
Release : 2018-12-10
Publisher : International Monetary Fund
ISBN : 1484390830
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This paper discusses the definition and modelling of a universal basic income (UBI). After clarifying the debate about what a UBI is and presenting the arguments in favor and against, an analytical approach for its assessment is proposed. The adoption of a UBI as a policy tool is discussed with regard to the policy objectives (shaped by social preferences) it is designed to achieve. Key design dimensions to be considered include: coverage, generosity of the program, overall progressivity of the policy, and its financing.

Basic Income Guarantee and Politics

Basic Income Guarantee and Politics Author : R. Caputo
Release : 2012-08-06
Publisher : Springer
ISBN : 1137045302
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This exciting and timely collection brings together international and national scholars and advocates to provide historical overviews of efforts to pass basic income guarantee legislation in their respective countries and/or across regions of the globe.

Financing Basic Income

Financing Basic Income Author : Richard Pereira
Release : 2017-07-04
Publisher : Springer
ISBN : 3319542680
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This Palgrave Pivot argues that basic income at a decent level is, in fact, affordable. The contributors approach the topic from the perspectives of three different countries—Canada, Switzerland, and Australia—to overcome objections that a universal program to keep all citizens above the poverty line would be too expensive to implement. They assess the complex array of revenue sources that can make universal basic income feasible, from the underestimated value of public program redundancies to new and so far unaccounted publicly owned assets.

A Feasible Basic Income Scheme for Germany

A Feasible Basic Income Scheme for Germany Author : Maximilian Sommer
Release : 2016-03-01
Publisher : Springer
ISBN : 3319240641
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This book analyzes the consequences that would arise if Germany’s means-tested unemployment benefits were replaced with an unconditional basic income. The basic income scheme introduced is based on a negative income tax and calibrated to be both financially feasible and compatible with current constitutional legislation. Using data from the German Socio-Economic Panel (GSOEP) the author examines the impact of the reform on the household labor supply as well as on both poverty and inequality measures. It is shown that by applying reasonable values for both the basic income and the implied marginal tax rate imposed on earned incomes, efficiency gains can be reconciled with generally accepted value statements. Furthermore, as the proposal includes a universal basic income for families, child poverty could be reduced considerably. The estimates are based on the discrete choice approach to labor supply.

Universal Basic Income

Universal Basic Income Author : Paul O'Brien
Release : 2017-06-01
Publisher : The History Press
ISBN : 0750983388
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This book is about a radical idea: the idea that each of us deserves enough money on which to live - and that it should be paid independently of our personal means, and independently of whether we work, or even want to work. The concept of ‘basic income’ has been discussed internationally and has the potential to revolutionise the way that society functions. It would provide greater security for the young, for the self-employed and entrepreneurs as well as reshaping the social welfare system in its entirety. In this book, author and academic Dr Paul O’Brien explores the arguments for and against the idea and explains how this very real proposal might work in practise.

Does an Unconditional Basic Income Provide Higher Effectiveness and Efficiency? An Analysis of the Social Security Systems of Germany, Sweden and the United Kingdom

Does an Unconditional Basic Income Provide Higher Effectiveness and Efficiency? An Analysis of the Social Security Systems of Germany, Sweden and the United Kingdom Author : Wolfgang Müller
Release : 2013-08
Publisher : Anchor Academic Publishing (aap_verlag)
ISBN : 395489100X
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The current social security systems in Europe have not been able to deal with increased traditional and new risks such as unemployment or work-life balance. One suggested solution to this problem has gained more popular and academic support in recent years: the idea of a universal, unconditional basic income (UBI). This study, therefore, examines whether and how UBI could support social security systems in the UK, Germany and Sweden in order to achieve their aims and fulfill their functions. Since effectiveness and efficiency describe the functionality of social security systems, the study focuses on these two aspects. These aspects will be used to theoretically discuss expected effects of UBI along with the main aims and functions of key policies in each country in regard to their effectiveness and efficiency. In comparison with current social security schemes in each country, the study demonstrates that UBI is able to deal more effectively with several traditional and new risks, despite problems with higher expectations and living standards. UBI provides basic needs and supports people in need.

The Future of Work, Technology, and Basic Income

The Future of Work, Technology, and Basic Income Author : Michael Cholbi
Release : 2019-07-08
Publisher : Routledge
ISBN : 0429850123
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Technological advances in computerization and robotics threaten to eliminate countless jobs from the labor market in the near future. These advances have reignited the debate about universal basic income. The essays in this collection offer unique and compelling perspectives on the ever-changing nature of work and the plausibility of a universal basic income to address the elimination of jobs from the workforce. The essays address a number of topics related to these issues, including the prospects of libertarian and anarchist justifications for a universal basic income, the positive impact of a basic income on intimate laborers such as sex workers and surrogates, the nature of "bad work" and who will do it if everyone receives a basic income, whether a universal basic income is objectionably paternalistic, and viable alternatives to a universal basic income. This book raises complex questions and avenues for future research about universal basic income and the future of work in our increasingly technological society. It will be of keen interest to graduate students and scholars in political philosophy, economics, political science, and public policy who are interested in these debates.

Basic Income Worldwide

Basic Income Worldwide Author : M. Murray
Release : 2012-07-25
Publisher : Springer
ISBN : 1137265221
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In the midst of growing criticism of current economic orthodoxies and welfare systems, basic income is growing in popularity. This is the first book to discuss existing at examples of basic income, in both rich and poor countries, and to consider its prospects in other places around the world.

Basic Income Guarantee

Basic Income Guarantee Author : Allan Sheahen
Release : 2012-07-03
Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN : 9781137005700
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A Basic Income Guarantee (BIG) is the unconditional government-ensured guarantee that all citizens will have enough income to meet their basic needs without a work requirement. Significant questions include: Why should we adopt a BIG? Can the U.S. afford it? Why don't the current welfare programs work? Why not guarantee everyone a job? Would anyone work if his or her income were guaranteed? Has a BIG ever been tested? This book answers these questions and many more in simple, easy-to-understand language.

Implementing a Basic Income in Australia

Implementing a Basic Income in Australia Author : Elise Klein
Release : 2019-05-23
Publisher : Springer
ISBN : 3030143783
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This book brings together scholars from the fields of politics, philosophy, sociology, anthropology and economics, to explore pathways towards implementing a Basic Income in Australia. It is the first book of its kind to outline avenues for implementation of a basic income specifically for Australia and responds to a gap in the existing basic income literature and published titles to provide a distinct standpoint in the exploration of basic income within the Australian contemporary policy landscape. The first section of the book outlines some of the continuing substantive and philosophical issues regarding BI implementation. In the second section of the book, authors offer practical strategies and models for progressing BI in Australia.

Basic Income, Unemployment and Compensatory Justice

Basic Income, Unemployment and Compensatory Justice Author : Loek Groot
Release : 2012-11-06
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN : 1402027265
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Basic income is a regularly debated topic in various scholarly disciplines (political philosophy, political theory, welfare economics, labour market economics and social policy) and in circles of policy makers, administrators and activists. Since the late 1970s, unemployment is the primary problem for social-economic policy in all welfare states. In Basic Income, Unemployment and Compensatory Justice it is argued that implementing a substantial basic income is the best policy response to deal with unemployment-induced problems such as job insecurity, social exclusion, poverty and lack of compensatory justice on the labour market and to improve labour market flexibility, boost low wage employment and part-time work. Basic Income, Unemployment and Compensatory Justice, with an introductory chapter by Philippe van Parijs, discusses the attractiveness of a substantial basic income to deal with the problem of unemployment, in combination with an ethical perspective of social justice. Loek Groot is a senior lecturer at the Utrecht School of Economics.

Why we need a Citizen’s Basic Income

Why we need a Citizen’s Basic Income Author : Torry, Malcolm
Release : 2018-05-09
Publisher : Policy Press
ISBN : 1447343182
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In the five years since Money for Everyone was published the idea of a Citizen’s Basic Income has rocketed in interest to an idea whose time has come. In moving the debate on from the desirability of a basic income this fully updated and revised edition now includes comprehensive discussions on feasibility and implementation. Using the consultation undertaken by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales as a basis, Torry examines a number of implementation methods for Citizen’s Basic Income and considers the cost implications. Including real-life examples from the UK, and data from case studies and pilots in Alaska, Namibia, India, Iran and elsewhere, this is the essential research-based introduction to the Citizen’s Basic Income.

Basic Income

Basic Income Author : Philippe Van Parijs
Release : 2017-03-20
Publisher : Harvard University Press
ISBN : 0674978099
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Providing a basic income to everyone, rich or poor, active or inactive, was advocated by Paine, Mill, and Galbraith but the idea was never taken seriously. Today, with the welfare state creaking, it is one of the world’s most widely debated proposals. Philippe Van Parijs and Yannick Vanderborght present a comprehensive defense of this radical idea.

Towards a Universal Basic Income for All Humanity

Towards a Universal Basic Income for All Humanity Author : Mohammed Sofiane Mesbahi
Release : 2020-05-28
Publisher : Troubador Publishing Ltd
ISBN : 1838598448
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The moral and practical case for implementing a basic income guarantee is well made—but what are the prospects for finally achieving this inspiring idea of ‘freedom from want’ for every person on Earth?

The Functional Principle and Impact of Unconditional Basic Income

The Functional Principle and Impact of Unconditional Basic Income Author : Aristoteles Kourtidis
Release : 2020-05-13
Publisher : GRIN Verlag
ISBN : 3346166120
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Seminar paper from the year 2019 in the subject Business economics - Miscellaneous, grade: 1,0, University of applied sciences, Gütersloh, language: English, abstract: “Without the freedom to make mistakes, people cannot learn to take control of their lives successfully.” These are the words of Guy Standing, a British economist and cofounder of the Basic Income Earth Network (BIEN). The BIEN aims to inform people about what unconditional basic income (UBI) really is and how it works, based on scientific researches. But what is the connection between a successful life, making mistakes and the UBI? Humans often assume, that unemployed people, for example are lazy or less intelligent. To confirm these prejudices, it is blamed that everyone has the same opportunities. Unemployed people just do not take these opportunities. Nevertheless, life experience, education and social skills are not given by nature. Money is essential. People must pay for nearly everything that develops a personality or leads to equal chances. Making mistakes and learning from it is one part of this development, although not everyone has the financial space to try things and make mistakes. The money that someone owns depends on the income that this person has. To earn money normally a job is needed, but getting a job depends exactly on the things, that make out a personality. To develop this personality money is needed. It is like a vicious circle that cannot be broken. That is the moment, when the UBI comes into the picture. [...]

Basic Income in Japan

Basic Income in Japan Author : Y. Vanderborght
Release : 2014-10-09
Publisher : Springer
ISBN : 1137348089
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Basic Income in Japan is the first collective volume in English entirely devoted to the discussion of Japan's potential for a basic income program in the context of the country's changing welfare state. Vanderborght and Yamamori bring together over a dozen contributors to provide a general overview of the scholarly debate on universal and unconditional basic income, including a foreword by Ronald Dore. Drawing on empirical data on poverty and inequality as well as normative arguments, this balanced approach to a radical idea is essential reading for the study of contemporary Japan.

Universal Basic Income: Debate and Impact Assessment

Universal Basic Income: Debate and Impact Assessment Author : Maura Francese
Release : 2018-12-10
Publisher : International Monetary Fund
ISBN : 148438881X
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This paper discusses the definition and modelling of a universal basic income (UBI). After clarifying the debate about what a UBI is and presenting the arguments in favor and against, an analytical approach for its assessment is proposed. The adoption of a UBI as a policy tool is discussed with regard to the policy objectives (shaped by social preferences) it is designed to achieve. Key design dimensions to be considered include: coverage, generosity of the program, overall progressivity of the policy, and its financing.

The Ethics and Economics of the Basic Income Guarantee

The Ethics and Economics of the Basic Income Guarantee Author : U.S. Basic Income Guarantee Network. Congress
Release : 2005
Publisher : Routledge
ISBN : 9780754641889
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The basic income guarantee, a universal unconditional income grant, has received increasing attention from scholars as an alternative to the kinds of reforms that have been implemented. This book explores the political, sociological, economic, and philoso