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Financing Basic Income : Addressing the Cost Objection

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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.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 116 pages
  • 148 x 210 x 9.65mm | 2,788g
  • Cham, Switzerland
  • English
  • 1st ed. 2017
  • 2 Illustrations, black and white; XIII, 116 p. 2 illus.
  • 3319542672
  • 9783319542676
  • 2,096,883

Table of contents

1. Introduction; Richard Pereira2. Foundations for a Basic Income Guarantee: Affordability through Program Redundancies; Richard Pereira3. Cost Feasibility of Basic Income in Europe: A Financing Case Study from Switzerland; Albert Joerimann4. Building up BIG: Land Rent in Australia as a Significant Financing Source; Gary Flomenhoft5. Conclusion; Richard Pereira
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"This short book is a useful contribution to the field, because it sets an agenda for further study of the funding methods proposed." (Chemistry World, chemistryworld.com, January, 2018)
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"This short book is a useful contribution to the field, because it sets an agenda for further study of the funding methods proposed." (Chemistry World, chemistryworld.com, January, 2018)
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About Richard Pereira

Richard Pereira is Doctoral Researcher at the University of Birmingham, UK, and was formerly an economist with the House of Commons in Canada.

Contributors

Albert Joerimann, Basic Income Earth Network, Switzerland

Gary Flomenhoft, University of Vermont, USA; University of Queensland, Australia
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