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NEW BOOK: På vej til Borgerløn (On the way to Basic Income) by Erik Christensen

Erik Christensen, former associate professor at Aalborg University, has written a new book on basic income, På vej til Borgerløn – Aktuel idedebat (“On the way to Basic Income: A debate on contemporary ideas”), which is to be published in August 2017 by the independent publishing house Hovedland. See the announcement at the website of BIEN-Denmark.

Christensen’s latest book is a compilation of revised and expanded blog posts from the past four years, which he previously published on Modkraft, a now-defunct Danish progressive Internet portal.

Contents:

  1. What is basic income?
  2. Why has basic income again become topical?
  3. Basic income in historical perspective
  4. Basic income as a liberation project
  5. From welfare state to competitive state
  6. From working society to civil society
  7. Basic income and global capitalism
  8. The trade union movement and basic income
  9. Basic income and economic democracy
  10. Basic income and monetary and land reforms
  11. Basic income nationally and internationally
  12. On the way to a major breakthrough

Christensen is the author of The Heretical Political Discourse: a Discourse Analysis of the Danish Debate on Basic Income (2008, Aalborg University Press; full text here).

Kate McFarland

About Kate McFarland

Kate McFarland has written 500 articles.

I was a statistician, then a philosopher, then a journalist for a certain Basic Income News, and I have never been the sort to wed myself to any specific position or career path. (I have always chosen to remain in the precariat for this reason: my sense of duty is strong enough that I’d risk imperiling my own self-development if I were to accept a permanent position.) If you want to learn more about what I’m about, and how I see my ideal roles in the basic income community going forth, read the “cover letter” of sorts that is my Patreon homepage (updated November 2017).

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