Battling Eight Giants

Battling Eight Giants Basic Income Now

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Synopsis

Today in one the richest countries in the world, 60% of households in poverty have people in jobs, inequality is the highest it has been for 100 years, climate change threatens our extinction and automation means millions are forced into a life of precarity. The solution? Basic Income. Here, Guy Standing, the leading expert on the concept, explains how to solve the new eight evils of modern life, and all for almost zero net cost. There is a better future, one that makes certain all citizens can share in the wealth of the modern economy. Far from being a new idea, Standing shows how the roots of basic income go back to the Charter of the Forest, one of two foundational documents of the state - the other, sealed on the same day, being the Magna Carta. All citizens have a right to the wealth created by capitalism, and all - left or right, rich or poor - can benefit from a dynamic and ecologically grounded economy created by the guarantee of subsistence to all.

Book information

ISBN: 9780755600632
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (UK)
Imprint: I.B. Tauris
Pub date:
DEWEY: 362.582
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 4539
Number of pages: 160
Weight: 202g
Height: 137mm
Width: 214mm
Spine width: 14mm