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It's basic income : the global debate

Title
It's basic income : the global debate / edited by Amy Downes and Stewart Lansley.
Format
Book
Published
Bristol : Policy Press, 2018.
Description
xix, 225 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Other contributors
Downes, Amy, 1988- editor.
Lansley, Stewart, editor.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-216) and index.
Contents
  • Machine generated contents note: pt. I The case for
  • 1.As artificial intelligence and robotics advance, a basic income may be the only viable solution / Martin Ford
  • 2.Could a universal basic income become the basis for working better in a fast-changing world? / Eduardo Rodriguez-Momemayor
  • 3.An economic shock absorber / Chris Oestereich
  • 4.Questioning the `natural order' / Brian Eno
  • 5.To keep music alive / Toby Deller
  • 6.Feminist reflections on basic income / Ursula Barry
  • 7.Women, motherhood and care / Vanessa Olorenshaw
  • 8.My own private basic income / Karl Widerquist
  • 9.Coming off the fence on universal basic income / Ruth Lister
  • pt. II Towards tomorrow's society
  • 10.A new politics / Anthony Painter
  • 11.Universal basic income for the post-industrial age / Katariina Rantanen
  • 12.A down payment on a new, cooperative economy / Katie McKenna
  • 13.Basic income: a solution to which challenge? / Brenton Caffin
  • Note continued: 14.What we talk about when we talk about work / Olivia Hanks
  • 15.It's time to stop tinkering / Caroline Lucas
  • 16.How I learnt to stop worrying and love basic income / Jonathan Reynolds
  • 17.Trust trumps control / Uffe Elbaek
  • pt. III Dissenting voices
  • 18.Why basic Income can never be a progressive solution / Francine Mestrum
  • 19.Basic income: a powerful tax engine pulling a tiny cart / Ian Gough
  • 20.A basic income and the democratisation of social policy / Peter Beresford
  • 21.Why a basic income is not good enough / Ed Whitfield
  • 22.Unconditional basic income is a dead end / Anke Hassel
  • pt. IV Building for change
  • 23.Basic income and social democracy / Philippe Van Parijs
  • 24.History and the contemporary debate in the UK / Malcolm Torry
  • 25.Basic income and the democratisation of development in Europe / Louise Haagh
  • 26.Part I: The Indian experience: The debt trap and unconditional basic income / Sarath Davala
  • Note continued: 26.Part II: The Indian experience: The impact of universal basic income on women and girls / Soumya Kapoor Mehta
  • 27.A Scottish pilot / Annie Miller
  • 28.The libertarian case for universal basic income / Matt Zwolinski
  • 29.For us all: redesigning social security for the 2020s / Andrew Harrop
  • 30.Making universal basic income work: the incremental approach / Howard Reed
  • pt. V The year of the trials
  • 31.An earthquake in Finland / Otto Lehto
  • 32.Growing a movement: the Canadian context / Jenna van Draanen
  • 33.The post social democratic pathway for the 21st century: the Dutch example / Alexander de Roo
  • 34.The California experiment / Elizabeth Rhodes
  • 35.`Eight': the Ugandan pilot / Steven Janssens
  • 36.The Kenyan experiment / GiveDirectly, Kenya
  • 37.Brazil: a basic income experiment as a citizen-to-citizen project / Marcus Brancaglione
  • pt. VI The way forward
  • 38.Building momentum / Stewart Lansley.
Summary
Is a Universal Basic Income the answer to an increasingly precarious job landscape? Could it bring greater financial freedom for women, tackle the issue of unpaid but essential work, cut poverty and promote greater choice? Or is it a dead-end utopian ideal that distracts from more practical and cost-effective solutions? Contributors from musician Brian Eno, think tank Demos Helsinki, innovators such as California's Y Combinator Research and prominent academics such as Peter Beresford OBE offer a variety of perspectives from across the globe on the politics and feasibility of basic income. Sharing research and insights from a variety of nations - including India, Finland, Uganda, Brazil and Canada - the collection provides a comprehensive guide to the impact this innovative idea could have on work, welfare and inequality in the 21st century.
Subject headings
Basic income.
Welfare economics.
ISBN
9781447343905 (pbk.)
1447343905
9781447343929 (ePub ebook)
9781447343912 (PDF ebook)
9781447343936 (Kindle ebook)

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Blmgtn - Herman B Wells Library
Call Number
HB846 .I87 2018
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Wells Library - Research Coll. - Stacks
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7th Floor, East Tower
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Columbus - University Library of Columbus
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HB846 .I87 2018
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Stacks
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South Bend - Schurz Library
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HB846 .I87 2018
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