Basic Income - An Anthology of Contemporary Research

Basic Income - An Anthology of Contemporary Research

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Basic Income: An Anthology of Contemporary Research presents a compilation of six decades of Basic Income literature. It includes the most influential empirical research and theoretical arguments on all aspects of the Basic Income proposal. * Includes six decades of the most influential literature on Basic Income * Includes unpublished and hard-to-find articles * The first major compendium on one of the most innovative political reform proposals of our age * Explores multidisciplinary views of Basic Income, with philosophical, economic, political, and sociological views * Features contributions from key and well-known philosophers and economists, including Atkinson, Simon, Friedman, Fromm, Gorz, Offe, Rawls, Pettit, Van Parijs, and more * Presents the best theoretical and empirical arguments for and against Basic Income
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  • Hardback | 606 pages
  • 181 x 254 x 33mm | 1,042g
  • Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
  • Chicester, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New
  • 1405158107
  • 9781405158107
  • 2,496,448

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In one form or another, the concept of a modest Basic Income unconditionally granted to all individuals has been a topic of discussion for more than two centuries. But it is only in the last 50 or 60 years that Basic Income has developed into a major focus of academic research. Basic Income: An Anthology of Contemporary Research is the first major compilation of Basic Income literature. It presents six decades of the most influential empirical research and theoretical arguments relating to all aspects of the Basic Income proposal. This comprehensive overview of the topic covers such diverse issues as the philosophical justification of Basic Income; its economic and political feasibility; its impact on freedom, social justice, economic activity, and psychological wellbeing; and many others.

Timely and authoritative, Basic Income is an invaluable compendium of the current research shaping our understanding of a topic that is growing in importance and attracting increasing attention throughout the world.
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Table of contents

About the Editors xi Introduction: The Idea of an Unconditional Income for Everyone xiii Karl Widerquist, Yannick Vanderborght, Jose A. Noguera, and Jurgen De Wispelaere Part I: Freedom 1 Introduction: Freedom and Basic Income 2 Karl Widerquist 1. The Psychological Aspects of the Guaranteed Income 5 Erich Fromm 2. The Case for a Negative Income Tax: A View from the Right 11 Milton Friedman 3. Why Surfers Should Be Fed: The Crazy-Lazy Challenge 17 Philippe Van Parijs 4. Optional Freedoms 23 Elizabeth Anderson 5. A Republican Right to Basic Income 26 Philip Pettit 6. Why We Demand a Basic Income 32 Karl Widerquist Part II: Justice 39 Introduction: Theories of Justice and Basic Income 40 Karl Widerquist 7. Left-libertarianism and a Global Rent Payment 43 Nicolaus Tideman and Peter Vallentyne 8. Guaranteed Income as a Replacement for the Welfare State 49 Charles Murray 9. A Capitalist Road to Communism 52 Robert van der Veen and Philippe Van Parijs 10. Why Marxists and Socialists Should Favor Basic Income 55 Michael Howard 11. Basic Income and the Common Good 62 Bill Jordan 12. Associations and Basic Income 72 Bill Jordan Part III: Reciprocity and Exploitation 79 Introduction: Reciprocity and Exploitation 80 Karl Widerquist 13. Brief Comments on Leisure Time 85 John Rawls 14. Liberal Equality, Exploitation, and the Case for an Unconditional Basic Income 87 Stuart White 15. Clamshell Rents? How Resource Equality Causes Exploitation 93 Gijs Van Donselaar 16. Basic Income and the Work Ethic 101 Brian Barry 17. Fairness to Idleness: Is There a Right Not to Work? 105 Andrew Levine 18. Basic Income, Self-respect, and Reciprocity 114 Catriona McKinnon 19. Reciprocity and the Guaranteed Income 123 Karl Widerquist 20. The Morality of the Universal Grant Versus the Ethics of Paid Work 134 Robert van der Veen Part IV: Feminism 141 Introduction: The Feminist Response to Basic Income 142 Yannick Vanderborght and Karl Widerquist 21. Is One Man s Ceiling Another Woman s Floor? 145 Ann Withorn 22. Why Basic Income does not Promote Gender Equality 149 Ann S. Orloff 23. A Gender Analysis of Basic Income 153 Ingrid Robeyns 24. A Basic Income for Feminists? 163 Tony Fitzpatrick 25. Free-riding and the Household 173 Carole Pateman 26. Promoting Gender Equity Through a Basic Income 178 Ailsa McKay 27. Good for Women 186 Anne Alstott Part V: Economics 189 Introduction: The Economics of Basic Income 190 Karl Widerquist, Jose A. Noguera, and Yannick Vanderborght 28. The Case for an Income Guarantee 195 James Tobin 29. What Can We Learn from the Agathotopians? 200 James Meade 30. Basic Income and Effi ciency 205 Philippe Van Parijs 31. Basic Income as a Basis for Small Business 210 Bart Nooteboom 32. What (If Anything) Can We Learn from the Negative Income Tax Experiments? 216 Karl Widerquist 33. Efficiency and Participation: The Basic Income Approach 230 Bill Jordan 34. Subsidize Wages 235 Edmund Phelps 35. Universal Basic Income and the Flat Tax 240 Herbert A. Simon 36. Democracy and General Welfare 242 James M. Buchanan 37. Basic Income and Social Power 246 Koen Raes 38. Cost Estimates for a Basic Income in the United States 255 Charles M.A. Clark Part VI: Post-productivism 259 Introduction: Basic Income as a Post-productivist Policy 260 Jose A. Noguera and Karl Widerquist 39. Ecologism and Basic Income 263 Tony Fitzpatrick 40. A Green Case for Basic Income? 269 Philippe Van Parijs 41. A Non-productivist Design for Social Policies 275 Claus Offe 42. A Post-productivist Welfare Regime 283 Robert E. Goodin 43. Demoralizing the Labor Market: Could Jobs be Like Cars and Concerts? 289 Bert Hamminga 44. Beyond the Wage-based Society 297 Andre Gorz 45. The Relevance of Basic Income for Post-industrial Economies 307 Fred Block Part VII: Implementation 311 Introduction: The Implementation of Basic Income 312 Karl Widerquist, Jose A. Noguera, Yannick Vanderborght, and Jurgen De Wispelaere 46. The Shadow of Speenhamland 315 Fred Block and Margaret Somers 47. The Stability of Basic Income 331 Jos de Beus 48. Basic Income and the Welfare State 339 Samuel Brittan 49. Basic Income and Contributory Pensions 346 Jose A. Noguera 50. Basic Income as a Minimally Presumptuous Social Welfare Policy 351 Robert E. Goodin 51. The Basic Income Guarantee as an Exit Option 357 Joel Handler and Amanda Sheely Babcock 52. Practical Bottlenecks in the Implementation of a Universal Basic Income 360 Jurgen De Wispelaere and Lindsay Stirton Part VIII: Institutions 369 Introduction: Institutional Versions and Cognates of Basic Income 370 Jose A. Noguera 53. A Global Resources Dividend 375 Thomas W. Pogge 54. From Euro-Stipendium to Euro-Dividend 392 Philippe Van Parijs and Yannick Vanderborght 55. Negative Income Tax: The Original Idea 398 Milton Friedman 56. The Case for a Progressive Negative Income Tax 402 Fred Block and Jeff Manza 57. Stakeholding versus Basic Income 417 Bruce Ackerman and Anne Alstott 58. Reciprocity-sensitive Forms of Basic Income 429 Stuart White 59. Participation Income 435 Anthony B. Atkinson 60. The Trilemma of Participation Income 439 Jurgen De Wispelaere and Lindsay Stirton 61. Sabbatical Grants 447 Claus Offe and Johan de Deken 62. A Uniform Refundable Tax Credit 453 Lily L. Batchelder, Fred T. Goldberg Jr., and Peter R. Orszag 63. A Household Basic Income 461 Luis Sanzo and Rafael Pinilla 64. A Coming-of-Age Grant versus a Community Capital Grant 464 Guy Standing Part IX: Politics 471 Introduction: Politics 472 Yannick Vanderborght, Jose A. Noguera, and Karl Widerquist 65. Political Strategies for Basic Income 477 David Purdy 66. The Lack of Political Support for an Income by Right 485 Bill Cavala and Aaron Wildavsky 67. The Ambiguities of Basic Income from a Trade Union Perspective 497 Yannick Vanderborght 68. Basic Income and Social Europe 509 Fritz Scharpf 69. Is Basic Income Politically Feasible in a Social Europe? 516 Philippe Van Parijs 70. Basic Income in the South 523 Philippe Van Parijs 71. How Cash Transfers Promote the Case for Basic Income 527 Guy Standing 72. Basic Income and the New Class Struggle 548 Philippe Van Parijs 73. A Package Solution for Basic Income 555 Claus Offe, Ulrich Muckenberger and Ilona Ostner 74. Pathways from Here 560 Claus Offe Index 564
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"Basic Income: An Anthology of Contemporary Research offers an immensely engaging picture of the contemporary discussion about basic income. The book contains a truly amazing collection of articles. A must read for all those interested in the topic."
--Roberto Gargarella, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella"Basic Income: An Anthology of Contemporary Research is an extraordinary collection of writings on basic income. It provides both a superb introduction to the idea of basic income for those unfamiliar with the issues, and by far the most interesting and comprehensive collection of sophisticated discussions for those already immersed in the subject."
--Erik Olin Wright, University of Wisconsin-Madison
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About K Widerquist

Karl Widerquist is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at SFS-Qatar, Georgetown University. He holds a doctorate in political theory from Oxford University (2006) and a doctorate in economics from the City University of New York (1996). He is the author of Independence, Propertylessness, and Basic Income: A Theory of Freedom as the Power to Say No (2013). He is co-author of Economics for Social Workers (2002) and co-editor of Alaska s Permanent Fund Dividend: Examining its Suitability as a Model (2012) and Exporting the Alaska Model: Adapting the Permanent Fund Dividend for Reform Around the World (2012). Jose A. Noguera is an Associate Professor at the Department of Sociology of the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain, and director of the Analytical Sociology and Institutional Design Research Group (GSADI). He holds a PhD in sociology from the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona and has been a visiting researcher at the University of California, Berkeley and at the London School of Economics and Political Science. His research covers sociological theory, philosophy of social science, social policy, as well as normative social theory, and has been published in journals such as Social Science Information, Basic Income Studies, South European Society & Politics, Travailler, Papers, or Revista Internacional de Sociologia. He is a member of the European Network of Analytical Sociologists, and serves on the International Advisory Board of the BIEN (Basic Income Earth Network). He is co-editor of Papers. Revista de Sociologia, and editorial board member of Basic Income Studies. Yannick Vanderborght is Professor of Political Science at the Universite Saint-Louis Brussels, where he currently directs the Research Centre in Political Science (CReSPo). He is also a member of the Hoover Chair (Louvain), of the Executive Committee of the Basic Income Earth Network (BIEN), and an associate editor of Basic Income Studies. He co-authored with Ph. Van Parijs L'allocation universelle (2005), and has published several articles on basic income and related issues. He is the co-editor (with Axel Gosseries) of Arguing about justice: Essays for Philippe Van Parijs (2011). Jurgen De Wispelaere is an MHERC Research Fellow at the Biomedical Ethics Unit, McGill University, Canada. Previously he taught at Trinity College Dublin and University College Dublin. His published work on basic income has appeared in Analyse und Kritik, The Political Quarterly, Social Services Review, Policy and Politics, International Social Security Review, Politics and Political Studies. He is a founding editor of the journal Basic Income Studies and co-editor of The Ethics of Stakeholding (2003) and Recognition, Equality and Democracy (2007). He is currently completing a book on Republicanism, co-authored by Simon Birnbaum and David Casassas.
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