This book draws on two pilot schemes conducted in the Indian State of Madhya Pradesh, in which thousands of men, women and children were provided with an unconditional monthly cash. Obviously, too, he is looking for outcomes that have offered him encouragement, but experiments with the Basic Income concept in various parts of the globe give him what seem to me legitimate, if unspectacular, grounds for optimism. مزيج مدهش من الثقة في حسن ما ينطوي عليه البشر حقا والدلائل الفلسفية والسياسية والتج كتاب ملهم في دفاعه عن واحد من أكثر الإجراءات التي توصف بأنها طوباوية وغير واقعية في اعطاء الناس الحق في العيش بكرامة وحرية. After more than 30 years researching, testing, designing and advocating for basic income schemes, Standing argues that failed welfare systems, the global recession, mass economic inequality, technological advancements and political standoffs have generated a global atmosphere where governments must contemplate a new course. The concept of a basic income is work in progress but perhaps also a beacon. Rather than repairing current welfare programmes, governments must reconsider the relationship between paid labour, unpaid work and how basic needs are met.
Douglas and his ideas surrounding Social Credit, which were based on his experience researching what was already then emerging as a problem — in-balance between wages, profit taking and price of goods being generated with the economy. In contrast, the Standing book is shorter and an easier read. Guy Standing has written a brilliant book about Basic Income and how we can make it happen. Could we create a fairer world by granting a guaranteed income to all? Reviewed by Cameron McLeod Guy Standing photo, credit: Enno Schmidt. Basic Income prepares readers to participate in the emerging public debates on basic income, but ultimately tracking the results of pilots and understanding emerging data will fill in many of the questions left unanswered by this book. Once again the author has to be fairly summary.
Economic inequality and ending poverty are some of the defining issues of our time, Standing's book lays out a future. The book is long, it requires patience to read, but any who have read it can no longer say they had no good guide to the matter. It is an acknowledgement that everyone plays a part in generating the wealth currently enjoyed only by a few. Series was designed to cover groups of books generally understood as such see. I was first introduced to basic income as a means of addressing gender economic inequality. I first encountered the author through his book 'the precariat' that I thought was a timely analysis of modern 'class' or structures.
Rather than a monetary exchange for services, you expect people to supply their services with the expectation that somehow their efforts will be later rewarded. First of all, I think your view of capitalism and its failures is limited. That same benefit could be extended to the dole as well by offsetting its cost elsewhere, surely? Basic Income is a regular cash transfer from the state, received by all individual citizens. The argument as it proceeds is more economic than ethical, but the author makes it clear all the same that the fundamental drive behind the Basic Income project is not to ease the burden of low income but to right injustice. Shouldn't everyone receive a stake in society's wealth? Guy Standing tackles the history behind basic income by presenting economic, financial, technological, and medical studies that give us a glimpse about what a world with basic income might look like. This, I suspect, is the situation that more than any academic arguments will bring the notion of Basic Income into the foreground, and perhaps quite suddenly and abruptly at that. It's an essential read for anyone interested in social and economic justice and an important contribution to the debate about introducing a basic income.
He lives in Switzerland and is a Fellow of the British Academy of Social Sciences. This income has not changed in 30 years. Possibly of most interest is the way in which he suggests the payments are funded, not directly from mass taxation or from reallocating the welfare budget, though these sources of state income will definitely have their part to play, but primarily from what he terms the 'rentier' economy where a lot of the cost will be offset by taxing unearned income. The chapter also challenges many established but unjustified assumptions about human nature, particularly how individuals would spend their time and money if their basic needs were met. The free market determines what is needed by how much people are willing to pay. I have no idea whether this argument could be rolled out effectively - but what Guy Standing has done here is offer a readable, and well argued policy with action points.
If both parties do not gain from the transaction, no transaction occurs. Avoid series that cross authors, unless the authors were or became aware of the series identification eg. Standing's analysis is vital' Paul Mason 'Guy Standing has been at the forefront of the movement for nearly 4 decades, and in this superb and thorough survey he explains how it works and why it has the potential to revitalise life and democracy in our societies. In effect you are setting up a competing system to the capitalist system. Guy Standing tackles the history behind basic income by presenting economic, financial, technological, and medical studies that give us a glimpse about what a world with basic income might look like. Whistle being very detailed and complete the essay never feel heavy and is a fast read. The level of the basic income would obviously be set in relation to resources available and could be gradually increased over time.
This book draws on two pilot schemes conducted in the Indian State of Madhya Pradesh, in which thousands of men, women and children were provided with an unconditional monthly cash payment. It is far more difficult to value cutting ones lawn by how much hamburger you receive in exchange. Behind such practices, of course, looms the elephant in the room, to wit automation, and the steady reduction in the need for human labour, at any rate in the more advanced economies. Guy Standing and Robert Reich are on the right side of history. So, the Dummies guides are a series of works. However, when asked if others would reduce work, participants believe they would.
He mentions the argument for administrative welfare efficiency, but only grudgingly admits the case from technology. His recent books include The Precariat: The New Dangerous Class 2011 , which has been translated into 19 languages; A Precariat Charter 2014 ; with others, Basic Income — A Transformative Policy for India, and The Corruption of Capitalism: Why Rentiers Thrive and Work Does Not Pay 2016. An alternative heterodox economic paradigm is needed. His latest book is Basic Income: And how we can make it happen Pelican, Penguin, 2017. Too many people leave it undefined, which is a mistake, because once you pass beyond the sweet spot of getting people out of poverty, support disappears from those who matter. What would this mean for our health, wealth and happiness? Capitalism is much more personal. Every year we publish a selection of books and pamphlets that address the key issues facing activists and trade unionists.
This is a 'Basic Income is an idea whose time has come, and Guy Standing has pioneered our understanding of it. Her current research focuses on gender representation in the media. Not only is the mentality toxic, it is ludicrously expensive, error-prone and still dubious even without clear-cut errors. Guy Standing has been at the forefront of thought about Basic Income for the past thirty years, and in this book he covers in authoritative detail its effects on the economy, poverty, work and labour; dissects and disproves the standard arguments against Basic Income; explains what we can learn from pilots across the world and illustrates exactly why a Basic Income has now become such an urgent necessity. Frequently, when a transaction takes place, both thank the other for improving their relative position. I suspect it is as good a reference book as any if you want to get beyond the populist headlines. The core point is that technology is raising productivity so that wages are not keeping pace with output.