'Basic Income is an idea whose time has come, and Guy Standing has
pioneered our understanding of it... Standing's analysis is vital' Paul
Mason'Guy Standing has been at the forefront of the movement for nearly 4
decades, and in this superb and thorough survey he explains how it
works and why it has the potential to revitalise life and democracy in
our societies. This is an essential book.' Brian EnoShouldn't everyone
receive a stake in society's wealth?Could we create a fairer world by
granting a guaranteed income to all?What would this mean for our health,
wealth and happiness?Basic Income is a regular cash transfer from the
state, received by all individual citizens.
It is an acknowledgement that everyone plays a part in generating the wealth currently enjoyed only by a few. Political parties across the world are now adopting it as official policy and the idea generates headlines every day. Guy Standing has been at the forefront of thought about Basic Income for the past thirty years, and in this book he covers in authoritative detail its effects on the economy, poverty, work and labour; dissects and disproves the standard arguments against Basic Income; explains what we can learn from pilots across the world and illustrates exactly why a Basic Income has now become such an urgent necessity.
Basic Income : And How We Can Make It Happen - Guy Standing
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