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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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Has It Ever Happened?

Has It Ever Happened?

(p.65) Chapter 5 Has It Ever Happened?
Money for everyone

Malcolm Torry

Policy Press

This chapter discusses existing Citizen's Income and similar schemes, and also two recent pilot projects. Since 1977, Alaskans have received unconditional annual dividends from a permanent fund built up from oil revenues. Recently, Iran intended to replace food and petrol subsidies with a means-tested benefit, but has ended up with a Citizen's Income instead (though one paid to the head of the household, rather than to individuals). The chapter tells the two stories. It also describes pilot projects in Namibia and India, and their results: increased economic activity, educational achievement, healthcare, and built infrastructure. Both conditional and unconditional social transfers in Latin America are then discussed. The concluding section suggests a pilot project in the UK.

Keywords:   Pilot project, Alaska, Iran, Namibia, India, Conditional social transfers, Unconditional social transfers, Latin America

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