Basic Income Guarantee: Your Right to Economic Security

Basic Income Guarantee: Your Right to Economic Security

by A. Sheahen


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This book, an updated version of Sheahen's original 1983 work, is a comprehensive look at a Basic Income Guarantee (BIG) and what it would mean for the United States today.

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ISBN-13: 9781137347886
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 01/20/2015
Series: Exploring the Basic Income Guarantee
Edition description: 2012
Pages: 204
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 5.50(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Allan Sheahen is the author of Guaranteed Income: The Right to Economic Security. He is a committee member of the U.S. Basic Income Guarantee Network (USBIG). He has spoken at each of its annual conferences since 2002. He is also a member of the international Basic Income Earth Network (BIEN), and has presented papers at several of its biennial conferences. He has volunteered in the USA s VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program in Los Angeles. He is the domestic group leader in the San Fernando Valley of RESULTS, a national non-profit organization working to end hunger and poverty at home and abroad.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: It's Time to Think BIG 2. So What's the BIG Idea? 3. Why Did We Lose the War on Poverty? 4. Did You Know? 5. Why Are Jobs Not the Answer? 6. Why Is There So Much Inequality in the United States? 7. How Do Other Countries Handle Economic Security? 8. Why Should the U.S. Adopt a Basic Income Guarantee? 9. Is a Basic Income Guarantee Moral? 10. Why Should I Work to Support Welfare Chiselers? 11. Why Not Guarantee Everyone a Job? 12. Why Not Try Other Programs? 13. Can the U.S. Afford a Basic Income Guarantee? 14. Will a Basic Income Guarantee Work? 15. Has the Basic Income Guarantee Ever Been Tested? 16. What About the Work Ethic? 17. What Will Life Be Like Under a Basic Income Guarantee? 18. Will a Basic Income Guarantee Threaten Democracy? 19. How Is a Basic Income Guarantee Administered? 20. What's Happening with BIG Around the World? 21. Can America be Convinced? 22. Realistically, What Are the Chances for a BIG in the U.S.? Appendix A. The Cost of a Basic Income Guarantee Appendix B. Current Social Welfare Programs Appendix C. A Brief History of a Basic Income Guarantee Appendix D. Alternate Forms of a Basic Income Guarantee Appendix E. Resources Appendix F. Suggested Reading

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