Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Money for everyoneWhy we need a citizen's income$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Malcolm Torry

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9781447311249

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447311249.001.0001

Show Summary Details

Can We Afford a Citizen's Income?

Can We Afford a Citizen's Income?

Chapter:
(p.241) Chapter 14 Can We Afford a Citizen's Income?
Source:
Money for everyone
Author(s):

Malcolm Torry

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447311249.003.0014

This chapter addresses the question “how large should a Citizen's Income be±”. It is answered in terms of ease of implementation, ease of political testing, and a needs-based approach. The difficulty of calculating the cost of a benefits reform is then discussed, and particularly the difficulty of calculating the tax base. A variety of funding options are then explored: funding a Citizen's Income from within the existing tax and benefits structure; taxing appropriation of the commons (for instance, by a land tax or a carbon tax); a financial transaction tax; consumption taxes; and from capital fund dividends.

Keywords:   Implementation, Political testing, Needs-based approach, Tax base, The commons, Land tax, Carbon tax, Financial transaction tax, Consumption tax, Capital fund dividends

Policy Press Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.