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By Malcolm Torry

This publication is the 1st full-length remedy of the desirability and feasibility of imposing a citizen’s source of revenue (also referred to as a uncomplicated income). It assessments for 2 other forms of monetary feasibility in addition to for mental, behavioral, administrative, and political viability, after which assesses how a citizen’s source of revenue may possibly locate its approach in the course of the coverage strategy from notion to implementation. Drawing on a large choice of assets of facts from all over the world, this new ebook from the director of the Citizen’s source of revenue belief, united kingdom, offers a vital starting place for coverage and implementation debates. Governments, imagine tanks, economists, and public servants will locate this thorough encompassing ebook essential to their attention of the commercial and social merits and practicalities of a uncomplicated income.

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J.  J.  258. IS A CITIZEN’S INCOME DESIRABLE? 23 40. Eleanor Rathbone (1986) The Disinherited Family (Bristol: Falling Wall Press, first published 1924), pp.  5–10, 20–23; Pat Thane (1996) Foundations of the Welfare State.  63–4, 202. 41.  270. 42.  7–8. 43.  Harris (1981) ‘Some Aspects of Social Policy in Britain during the Second World War’, pp. 247–62 in W. J. , 2nd edition (London: Longman), pp.  169, 173–9, 195–6, 205, 221. 44. Anna Yeatman (1998) ‘Activism and the Policy Process’, pp. ) Activism and the Policy Process (St.

31 Before Family Income Supplement was established, the government gave thought to a system of Tax Credits (genuine ones: not what the UK government now calls Tax Credits). Each employee working more than a minimum number of hours would have been granted a credit. Earnings below a threshold would have resulted in no Income Tax being paid and in payment to the employee of a proportion of the Credit based on the amount that earnings fell below the threshold. At the threshold, neither Income Tax nor Tax Credit would have been payable.

But having found just one place in which one feasible scheme can be formulated, we shall of course have learned some lessons, and we shall be in a better position to ask whether Citizen’s Income schemes in other places might also be feasible. 3 They suggest that any consideration of feasibility must take account of agency (individuals and institutions that act in the political sphere—with ‘political’ here broadly defined) and constraints (any factors that might hinder implementation).

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