Is a Citizen’s Income Feasible? And What Do We Mean by ‘Feasible’?

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


This second of two introductory chapters introduces the different feasibilities that will be tested in the following chapters, and asks how the different feasibilities might relate to each other, how they might combine to create a general feasibility, and how we might construct feasibility tests. Whether feasibility predicts implementation will be raised as a question to be tackled at the end of the book. At the heart of the chapter is the important distinction between a Citizen’s Income (which is always an unconditional and nonwithdrawable income for every individual) and a Citizen’s Income scheme (which specifies the levels of Citizen’s Incomes for different age groups and the ways in which they will be paid for).


Income Scheme Psychological Feasibility Behavioral Feasibility Fiscal Feasibility Universal Basic Income 
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  • Malcolm Torry
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