Increasing inequality and the yawning gap between rich and poor are provoking criticism of the economic system. This timely volume is the first to discuss both examples of and prospects for basic income, a system of cash transfers, and a new approach to inequality that is gaining in popularity. The book considers experiments in and examples of basic income in such diverse countries as the USA, Namibia and Brazil before looking at the prospects for the introduction of basic income into some other regions and countries, such as East Timor, New Zealand, Germany and South Africa. It provides expert and informative discussion of the operation and forms of basic income in very different social, economic and political circumstances, the improvements it brings to people's lives and the difficulties, challenges and problems that it faces.... 159a66, 169, 200, 208, 254a6 Standard Tax Credit (STC), 25a30 standard refundable, 3 Tax Cut for the Rest of Us Act, 30 HR 5257, 30 tax deductions standard, 3 Taxation Working Group, 212 tax-benefit system, 7, 8 Taylor Committee, 133, anbsp;...
|Title||:||Basic Income Worldwide|
|Author||:||Matthew C. Murray, Carole Pateman|
|Publisher||:||Palgrave Macmillan - 2012-07-25|