Exploring the Basic Income Guarantee

The Feasibility of Citizen's Income

Authors: Torry, Malcolm

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This book is the first full-length treatment of the desirability and feasibility of implementing a citizen’s income (also known as a basic income). It tests for two different kinds of financial feasibility as well as for psychological, behavioral, administrative, and political viability, and then assesses how a citizen’s income might find its way through the policy process from proposal to implementation. Drawing on a wide variety of sources of evidence from around the world, this new book from the director of the Citizen’s Income Trust, UK, provides an essential foundation for policy and implementation debates. Governments, think tanks, economists, and public servants will find this thorough encompassing book indispensable to their consideration of the economic and social advantages and practicalities of a basic income.

About the authors

Malcolm Torry is Director of the Citizen’s Income Trust and Senior Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics, UK. Recent publications include Money for Everyone: Why we Need a Citizen’s Income, and 101 Reasons for a Citizen’s Income: Arguments for Giving Everyone Some Money.

Reviews

“Feasibility constitutes an essential component of any social policy library – not only for those who are specifically interested in or advocate for a Citizen’s Income. … Throughout The Feasibility of a Citizen’s Income Malcolm Torry’s particular authorial voice, blending compassion with analytical finesse, is audible. … Whether the current wave of interest in Citizen’s Income breaks or whether it becomes even larger, this work will remain relevant, essential, and powerful.” (Anthony Painter, Citizensincome.org, December, 2016)


“After decades of debate, the time has come seriously to address not the principles of a Citizens Income, but just how feasible it would be to introduce one. Malcolm Torry’s book uniquely and elegantly achieves this.” (Hartley Dean, Professor of Social Policy, London School of Economics, UK)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Is a Citizen’s Income Desirable?

    Torry, Malcolm

    Pages 1-23

  • Is a Citizen’s Income Feasible? And What Do We Mean by ‘Feasible’?

    Torry, Malcolm

    Pages 25-37

  • Is a Citizen’s Income Financially Feasible? Part One: Fiscal Feasibility

    Torry, Malcolm

    Pages 39-65

  • Is a Citizen’s Income Financially Feasible? Part Two: Household Financial Feasibility

    Torry, Malcolm

    Pages 67-86

  • Is a Citizen’s Income Psychologically Feasible?

    Torry, Malcolm

    Pages 87-117

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eBook £64.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-53078-3
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Hardcover £82.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-53077-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Feasibility of Citizen's Income
Authors
Series Title
Exploring the Basic Income Guarantee
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-53078-3
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-53078-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-53077-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIX, 286
Number of Illustrations and Tables
11 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
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