Universal basic Income

McDonough, Brian and Bustillos Morales, Jessie (2020) Universal basic Income. Key Ideas . Routledge, London. ISBN 9781138476301

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Abstract / Description

Universal basic income is a controversial policy which is causing a stir among academics, politicians, journalists and policy-makers all over the world. The idea of receiving ‘money for nothing’, with no strings attached, has for a long time appeared a crazy or radical proposal. But today, this policy is being put into practice. With more and more trials and experiments taking place in different countries, this book provides both the theory and context for making sense of different basic income approaches, examining how the policy can be best implemented. Unlike many other texts written on this topic, the book provides a balanced account of basic income, weighing up the pros and cons from a number of different positions. The book provides a theory chapter, enabling readers to grasp some of the complex philosophical ideas and concepts which underpin universal basic income, such as social justice, equality and freedom. The book also provides an examples chapter, which examines both historical and contemporary basic income studies to have taken place from around the globe. The book also features chapters on the environment and the work of women, as well as an ‘against’ universal basic income chapter, which specifically draws on the criticisms of the policy. This book is an essential resource for anyone who wishes to get to grips with universal basic income.

Item Type: Book
Uncontrolled Keywords: basic income; universal basic income; citizens' income; redistribution; social justice; economics; equality; Rawls, John, 1921-2002; Van Parijs, Philippe; freedom
Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 320 Political science
300 Social sciences > 330 Economics
300 Social sciences > 370 Education
Department: School of Social Professions
Depositing User: Jessie Bustillos Morales
Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2020 09:07
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2020 09:07
URI: http://repository.londonmet.ac.uk/id/eprint/5838

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