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Free Money for All

A Basic Income Guarantee Solution for the Twenty-First Century

  • Authors
  • Mark Walker

Part of the Exploring the Basic Income Guarantee book series (BIG)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Mark Walker
    Pages 1-17
  3. Mark Walker
    Pages 19-39
  4. Mark Walker
    Pages 119-142
  5. Mark Walker
    Pages 143-176
  6. Mark Walker
    Pages 177-210
  7. Mark Walker
    Pages 211-214
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 215-249

About this book

Introduction

A basic income guarantee (BIG) is a payment by the federal government to all adult citizens. This book uses the United States as its model and sets the minimum income at $10,000 USD. Free Money for All seeks to show that not only is a basic income guarantee a feasible model for public policy, it is a morally attractive proposal.

In this exciting new volume, Walker argues that BIG promotes three positive outcomes - social stability, gross national happiness, and gross national freedom - unlike alternate proposals such as socialism, laissez-faire capitalism, and the traditional welfare state. He uses a philosophical perspective to defend BIG against the claim that the promotion of social goals egregiously infringes the requirements of justice. Free Money for All employs a novel twist on the though that BIG can be supported by the idea of a social dividend.

Keywords

Happiness Freedom Technological Unemployment Basic Income Guarantee Consequentialism Robotics Nanotechnology employment money unemployment

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137471338
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-56125-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-47133-8
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