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Author Parijs, Philippe van, 1951- author.

Title Basic income : a radical proposal for a free society and a sane economy / Philippe Van Parijs, Yannick Vanderborght.

Publication Info. Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2017.


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 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    362.582 PAR    Available
Description 384 pages ; 25 cm
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Summary 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.-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The instrument of freedom -- Basic income and its cousins -- Prehistory: public assistance and social insurance -- History: from utopian dream to worldwide movement -- Ethically justifiable? free riding versus fair shares -- Economically sustainable? funding, experiments and transitions -- Politically achievable? civil society, parties and the back door -- Viable in the global era? multi-level basic income.
Subject Guaranteed annual income.
Public welfare.
Basic needs.
Economics -- Sociological aspects.
Added Author Vanderborght, Yannick, author.
ISBN 9780674052284 hardcover alkaline paper
0674052285 hardcover alkaline paper

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