Exploring the Basic Income Guarantee

Independence, Propertylessness, and Basic Income

A Theory of Freedom as the Power to Say No

Authors: Widerquist, K.

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Independence, Propertylessness, and Basic Income argues that philosophers have focused too much on scalar freedom and proposes a theory of status freedom as effective control self-ownership: the power to have or refuse active cooperation with other willing people, or simply: freedom as the power to say no.

About the authors

Karl Widerquist is Associate Professor at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar. He holds two doctorates one in Political Theory from Oxford University (2006) and one in Economics from the City University of New York (1996). He is coauthor of Economics for Social Workers , coeditor of The Ethics and Economics of the Basic Income Guarantee , coeditor of Alaska's Permanent Fund Dividend: Assessing its Suitability as a Model (Palgrave Macmillan), and coeditor of Exporting the Alaska Model: Adapting the Permanent Fund Dividend for Reform around the World (Palgrave Macmillan). He is a founding editor of the journal Basic Income Studies and has published scholarly articles on economics, politics, and philosophy in journals such as Political Studies, Utilitas, Eastern Economic Journal, Politics and Society , and Politics, Philosophy, and Economics .

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"This book is many things: an exercise in political economy; a textbook on philosophy and social ethics; and a sustained argument for a Citizen's Income: and it is an excellent example of all of them . . . This is an important contribution to the literature on universal benefits, and therefore to the debate that might one day lead to their extension to working age adults." - Citizen's Income


Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Prologue: The Big Casino

    Widerquist, Karl

    Pages 1-8

  • Introduction

    Widerquist, Karl

    Pages 9-24

  • Status Freedom as Effective Control Self-Ownership

    Widerquist, Karl

    Pages 25-50

  • Forty Acres and a Mule? Implications of the Duty to Respect Personal Independence

    Widerquist, Karl

    Pages 51-71

  • The Importance of Independence I: Framing the Issue

    Widerquist, Karl

    Pages 73-89

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Independence, Propertylessness, and Basic Income
Book Subtitle
A Theory of Freedom as the Power to Say No
Authors
Series Title
Exploring the Basic Income Guarantee
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Karl Widerquist
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-31309-6
DOI
10.1057/9781137313096
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-27472-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-44580-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 241
Topics