Money for Everyone
Why We Need a Citizen's Income
Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol
"Citizen's Income is a big idea whose time might at last have come. Malcolm Torry's book could play a part in making that happen. Everyone should read it."
“Comprehensive and persuasive, this book debunks the current orthodoxies on welfare reform, and sets out a radical alternative to coercion and 'targeting'—a universal, unconditional, non-withdrawable payment for every citizen.” Bill Jordan, Plymouth University
List of figures
Structure of the book
About the author
Foreword by Guy Standing
2 How did we get to where we are now?
3 Why do some reform proposals succeed, and some fail?
4 How might we implement a Citizen’s Income?
5 Has it ever happened?
6 Criteria for a benefits system: coherence and administrative simplicity
7 Criteria for a benefits system: the family, then, now and in the future
8 Criteria for a benefits system: incentives, efficiency and dignity
9 Criteria for a benefits system: the labour market, then, now and in the future
10 Would people work?
11 Would a Citizen’s Income be an answer to poverty, inequality and injustice?
12 Who should receive a Citizen’s Income?
13 Is a Citizen’s Income politically feasible?
14 Can we afford a Citizen’s Income?
15 Alternatives to a Citizen’s Income
16 What can a Citizen’s Income not cope with?
17 A brief summary