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The Origins of Universal Grants

An Anthology of Historical Writings on Basic Capital and Basic Income

Editors: Cunliffe, J., Erreygers, G. (Eds.)

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Should all young adults receive a capital grant? Should all individuals be given a lifetime regular income? Would either form of payment be just or unjust? These questions figure prominently in recent social philosophy and policy discussions on 'stakeholding' and 'basic income'. Both types of proposal have a long, but largely unknown history. This anthology contains a wide variety of historical contributions, some of which are presented in English for the first time, highlighting striking parallels between past and present debates.

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JOHN CUNLIFFE is Lecturer in Political Theory in the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Warwick, UK. His research interests are mainly in the history of modern property theories. He has published papers in a wide range of journals.

GUIDO ERREYGERS is Professor of Economics at the University of Antwerp, Belgium. In recent years his research has focused on the history of debates on inheritance, basic income and basic capital, with special emphasis on the contributions of Belgian economists. He has published in a wide range of professional journals.

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'I highly recommend this anthology, which is an invaluable source of original documents, some of them available in English for the first time. The selections show how forerunners to contemporary guaranteed income schemes raised and addressed crucial issues as well as arguments for and against such schemes.' - Richard K. Caputo, Basic Income Studies


Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)
  • Agrarian Justice (1797)

    Pages 3-16

    Paine, Thomas

  • Some Causes of Popular Poverty, Derived from the Enriching Nature of Interests, Rents, Duties, Inheritances, and Church Establishments, Investigated in their Principles and Consequences, and Agreement with the Scriptures (1817)

    Pages 17-22

    Blatchly, Cornelius

  • The Rights of Man to Property! Being a Proposition to Make it Equal among the Adults of the Present Generation: and to Provide for its Equal Transmission to Every Individual of Each Succeeding Generation, on Arriving at Maturity (1829)

    Pages 23-31

    Skidmore, Thomas

  • Brownson’s Defence. Defence of the Article on the Laboring Classes. From the Boston Quarterly Review (1840)

    Pages 32-47

    Brownson, Orestes

  • The Right to Labour and Property (1848)

    Pages 48-55

    Voituron, Paul

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Origins of Universal Grants
Book Subtitle
An Anthology of Historical Writings on Basic Capital and Basic Income
Editors
  • J. Cunliffe
  • G. Erreygers
Copyright
2004
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-52282-4
DOI
10.1057/9780230522824
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4039-1896-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIX, 179
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