Taking the 'G' Out of BIG: A Comparative Political Economy Perspective on Basic Income

Basic Income Studies, Forthcoming

23 Pages Posted: 26 Oct 2010 Last revised: 6 Oct 2015

Peter J. Boettke

George Mason University - Department of Economics

Adam G. Martin

Texas Tech University - Free Market Institute

Date Written: June 23, 2011

Abstract

The authors highlight under-appreciated problems with implementing a Basic Income Policy, even in the case of simple cash transfers which, given the existence of redistribution, are preferable to the bureaucratic machinery necessary for rationing specific goods.

Keywords: Basic Income Policy, Comparative Political Economy, Redistributive Policies

JEL Classification: B53, H23, H24, P16

Suggested Citation

Boettke, Peter J. and Martin, Adam G., Taking the 'G' Out of BIG: A Comparative Political Economy Perspective on Basic Income (June 23, 2011). Basic Income Studies, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1697728

Peter J. Boettke (Contact Author)

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Adam G. Martin

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