Basic Income The Material Conditions of Freedom

Basic Income
Auteur: Daniel Raventos
Uitgever: Pluto Press
  • Engels
  • Paperback
  • 9780745326290
  • Druk: New title
  • oktober 2007
  • 240 pagina's
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Samenvatting

Basic Income is a policy idea that could help us revolutionise the way we organise society. This book is the first proper guide to basic income -- what it is, how we can organise it, and how it can benefit the majority in different spheres of their lives. Basic Income is simply the idea that everyone in a given society has a right to a minimal income. This is paid by the state out of taxation. Set at a subsistence level, it would take the place of unemployment and other benefits. This would bring profound social changes. Anyone could opt out of employment at any time. Those with few skills would no longer be forced to take up jobs with poor prospects, and employers offering McJobs would be forced to offer better terms. And money wasted by the state in means testing and tracing benefit fraud is saved The campaign in favour of basic income is growing and governments are beginning to take notice. This is a clear, concise guide to the principles and practicalities of this revolutionary idea.

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This book is both a thorough summation of the state of basic income research today and an important philosophical discussion of the meaning of freedom. It is a valuable book for students, scholars, and anyone interested in the issues of freedom and poverty. -- Karl Widerquist (Chair of the US section of the Basic Income Earth Network) Basic income is a simple yet powerful idea that is now playing a central role in the discussion of the future of the welfare state in many countries throughout the world. ... No one has contributed more to the public emergence of this idea than Daniel Raventos ... as the author of an original philosophical defence of basic income which is now made accessible beyond the Hispanic world. -- Philippe Van Parijs Professor of economic and social ethics at the Universite catholique de Louvain and Visiting Professor of Philosophy at Harvard University Steeped in historical consciousness and inquiring into the real-world social forces that bring about domination, [the book] shapes a notion of freedom in which the essential issue is the material independence of the individual. The author offers an exhaustive overview of the debate on Basic Income, while also showing its emancipatory possibilities for the dispossessed of our own times. -- David Casassas, University of Oxford, Secretary of Basic Income Earth Network (BIEN) The basic income proposal merits the attention of everyone in political philosophy, policy studies and constitutional theory. And Daniel Raventos's book is the best introduction. It offers a first rate history of the idea, develops a powerful case in its support, and explores all its institutional implications. A fine and useful book. -- Philip Pettit, L.S.Rockefeller University professor of politics and human values, Princeton university

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Taal
Engels
Bindwijze
Paperback
Druk
New title
Verschijningsdatum
2007-11-01
Afmetingen
19,7 x 13,3 x 1,3 cm
Aantal pagina's
240 pagina's
Illustraties
Nee

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Auteur
Daniel Raventos
Uitgever
Pluto Press

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Vertaald door
Julie Wark

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EAN
9780745326290

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Oorspronkelijke releasedatum
2007-10-01
Subtitel
The Material Conditions of Freedom
Thema Subject Code
KCA

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