New Perspectives on the Guaranteed Income

Jerome Levy Economics Institute Working Paper No. 289

19 Pages Posted: 18 Jul 2000

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Karl Widerquist

Bard College - The Levy Economics Institute

Date Written: November 1999

Abstract

Renewed interest in a guaranteed income is evident from the number of books that have been published on the topic in the 1990s. This paper discusses and compares seven of those books: Arguing for Basic Income: Ethical Foundations for a Radical Reform, edited by Philippe Van Parijs; Real Freedom for All: What (If Anything) Can Justify Capitalism? by Philippe Van Parijs; Public Economics in Action: The Basic Income/Flat Tax Proposal, by A. B. Atkinson; The $30,000 Solution, by Robert R. Schutz; The Benefit of Another?s Pains: Parasitism, Scarcity, Basic Income, by Gijs Van Donselaar; "...And Economic Justice for All" Welfare Reform for the 21st Century, by Michael L. Murray; and The National Tax Rebate: A New America with Less Government, by Leonard M. Greene.

Suggested Citation

Widerquist, Karl, New Perspectives on the Guaranteed Income (November 1999). Jerome Levy Economics Institute Working Paper No. 289, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=199973 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.199973

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