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Universal Basic Income

By Paul O'Brien

9781845883676

ISBN: 9781845883676

Published: 01-06-2017


Universal Basic Income

By Paul O'Brien

ISBN: 9781845883676

Published: 01-06-2017

About This Book

The concept of ‘basic income’ has been discussed internationally as potentially revolutionizing the way that society works. The idea is that everyone, regardless of circumstance, would receive a net payment from the state. Any remuneration from employment or paid work would be in addition to that, with taxes adjusted as necessary. The argument is that this would provide greater security for the young, for the self-employed and entrepreneurs, as well as re-shaping the social welfare system in its entirety into a more benevolent form. “In this work, author and academic Dr Paul O’Brien explains how this proposal might work in a specifically Irish as well as a broader international context – and how these arguments are forming the basis of what might redefine the way a country works.

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