David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Basic Income Studies 5 (1):Article 7 (2010)
Antipoverty movements have generated many “little” or “near” basic income guarantee (BIG) proposals. Most theorists discussing BIG posit a full-fledged universal grant that entirely satisfies the core value guiding their theory. Debates are conducted about feasibility, desirability and rival values. This article looks into particular considerations that need to be made when debating a little BIG. If a “status” value, meaning “all or nothing,” is the core value under debate, then a grant falling short of securing this status will need some other justification. If the core value is “scalar,” meaning there can be more or less of it, then a lower grant can be justified if it is an efficient way to add to that value. I offer two reasons that a little BIG can have merit: 1. Organizations will benefit because the grant provides a clear target for citizen action. 2. There are reasons to think that a BIG of whatever size will promote organizational capabilities more efficiently than money coming from an employer, family member or conditional public entitlement
|Keywords||Public Policy Basic Income Basic Income Guarantee status value scalar value|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Simon Wigley (2006). Basic Income and the Problem of Cumulative Misfortune. Basic Income Studies 1 (2).
Daniel Moseley (2011). A Lockean Argument for Basic Income. Basic Income Studies 6 (2):11.
Matt Zwolinski (2011). Classical Liberalism and the Basic Income. Basic Income Studies 6 (2):1-14.
Anca Gheaus (2008). Basic Income, Gender Justice and the Costs of Gender-Symmetrical Lifestyles. Basic Income Studies 3 (3).
Peter Vallentyne (2011). Libertarianism and the Rejection of a Basic Income. Basic Income Studies 6:1-12.
Derek Bianchi Melchin (2010). A Case Study in Functional Payment Classification. The Lonergan Review 2 (1):223-233.
Daniel Moseley (2011). What is Libertarianism? Basic Income Studies 6 (2):4.
T. L. P. Tang (2007). Income and Quality of Life: Does the Love of Money Make a Difference? [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 72 (4):375 - 393.
Robert van der Veen (2004). Basic Income Versus Wage Subsidies: Competing Instruments in an Optimal Tax Model with a Maximin Objective. Economics and Philosophy 20 (1):147-183.
Colin Farrelly (1999). Justice and a Citizens' Basic Income. Journal of Applied Philosophy 16 (3):283–296.
Doris Schroeder (2001). Wickedness, Idleness and Basic Income. Res Publica 7 (1):1-12.
John Cunliffe & Guido Erreygers (2003). 'Basic Income? Basic Capital!' Origins and Issues of a Debate. Journal of Political Philosophy 11 (1):89–110.
Added to index2010-09-20
Total downloads15 ( #106,870 of 1,099,048 )
Recent downloads (6 months)2 ( #175,477 of 1,099,048 )
How can I increase my downloads?