Basic Income

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'A basic income promises to provide the life-long economic security that helps safeguard other democratic rights. Normative reasons supporting the fundamental right to a basic income include: Increased Citizen Autonomy, Gender Equality, Political Inclusion, Social Stability & Cohesion, Economic Efficiency, Preventing Poverty' - [1].


This stall is interested in the concept of Basic Income and the position of those that lobby for welfare reform. As an economic model for a social problem Basic Income is a confounding mix of monetarism and socialism. It (along with other welfare reforms in the political backwater of Work and Pensions) has barely been researched, let alone tested. It's civil application may hold relevance for groups, collectives, small organisations and other stakeholder groups as much as notions of 'state'.


References

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basic_income

Basic Income Earth Network

Citizen's Income Trust