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


Peter J. Boettke


George Mason University - Department of Economics

Adam G. Martin


Texas Tech University - Free Market Institute

June 23, 2011

Basic Income Studies, Forthcoming

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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.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 23

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

JEL Classification: B53, H23, H24, P16


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Date posted: October 26, 2010 ; Last revised: October 6, 2015

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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

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Peter J. Boettke (Contact Author)
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Adam G. Martin
Texas Tech University - Free Market Institute ( email )
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