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NEW BOOK – Financing Basic Income: Addressing the Cost Objection

Financing Basic Income: Addressing the Cost Objection, edited by Richard Pereira (University of Birmingham, UK), is the latest addition to the Palgrave Macmillan series Exploring the Basic Income Guarantee.

Contributors include Pereira, Albert Jörimann (Basic Income Earth Network, Switzerland) and Gary Flomenhoft (University of Vermont, USA; University of Queensland, Australia).

 

Publisher’s summary

This Palgrave Pivot argues that basic income at a decent level is, in fact, affordable. The contributors approach the topic from the perspectives of three different countries—Canada, Switzerland, and Australia—to overcome objections that a universal program to keep all citizens above the poverty line would be too expensive to implement. They assess the complex array of revenue sources that can make universal basic income feasible, from the underestimated value of public program redundancies to new and so far unaccounted publicly owned assets.

 

Contents

1. Introduction by Richard Pereira

2. “Foundations for a Basic Income Guarantee: Affordability through Program Redundancies” by Richard Pereira

3. “Cost Feasibility of Basic Income in Europe: A Financing Case Study from Switzerland” by Albert Jörimann

4. “Building up BIG: Land Rent in Australia as a Significant Financing Source” by Gary Flomenhoft

5. Conclusion by Richard Pereira


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