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Basic Income

A Radical Proposal for a Free Society and a Sane Economy

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$18.95 • £15.95 • €17.00

ISBN 9780674237469

Publication Date: 04/22/2019

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400 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

8 illus., 1 table

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  • Prologue
  • 1. The Instrument of Freedom
  • 2. Basic Income and Its Cousins
  • 3. Prehistory: Public Assistance and Social Insurance
  • 4. History: From Utopian Dream to Worldwide Movement
  • 5. Ethically Justifiable? Free Riding Versus Fair Shares
  • 6. Economically Sustainable? Funding, Experiments, and Transitions
  • 7. Politically Achievable? Civil Society, Parties, and the Back Door
  • 8. Viable in the Global Era? Multi-Level Basic Income
  • Epilogue
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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