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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

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How Might We Implement a Citizen's Income?

How Might We Implement a Citizen's Income?

(p.49) Chapter 4 How Might We Implement a Citizen's Income?
Money for everyone

Malcolm Torry

Policy Press

On the basis of the conclusions reached in chapter 3, there are two ways to implement a Citizen's Income: one demographic group at a time (children, then elderly people, then people in the ‘third age’, then young adults, and finally the rest), or by starting with a small Citizen's Income for everyone and then increasing it. Both methods would be feasible. Implementation will, in practice, be a more meandering process, so ‘Universal Credit’ might be a step along the road. The chapter discusses ways in which public debate, and debate amongst policy-makers, might evolve, and also explores the group and individual psychological processes involved. Government policy-making principles are discussed, and a Citizen's Income is found to fit them. The chapter also discusses the different levels at which a Citizen's Income might be implemented: in one country, regionally, and globally.

Keywords:   Implementation, Demographic group, Third age, Young adults, Children, Elderly people, Public debate, Psychological processes, Regionally, Globally

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