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New Perspectives on the Guaranteed Income

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  • Karl Widerquist

    (Resident Research Associate, The Jerome Levy Economics Institute)

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.

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Paper provided by EconWPA in its series Macroeconomics with number 0004033.

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Length: 23 pages
Date of creation: 11 Oct 2000
Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpma:0004033
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