Politics and Society 32 (1):3-6 (2004)
  Copy   BIBTEX


Both Basic Income and Stakeholder Grants, if sufficiently generous, are likely to have an impact on the balance of power between classes: Stakeholder Grants make it easier for individuals to become self-employed and “own their own means of production,” thus reducing their dependency on capitalists; by unconditionally guaranteeing each individual an above-poverty standard of living, a generous Basic Income gives every worker an exit-option from the labor market, thus also reducing their dependence on capitalists. Of the two proposals, however, Basic Income is likely to have the more profound effect on relative class power for several reasons: many people will “blow” their stakes either through bad luck or waste; basic income increases the possibility of engaging in decommodified, nonmarket activity, thus expanding the sphere of economic practices outside of capitalism; basic income increases the capacity of collective struggle by providing a guaranteed strike fund for workers.



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 91,219

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Similar books and articles

Basic Income and the Labor Contract.Claus Offe - 2009 - Analyse & Kritik 31 (1):49-79.
A Basic Income Handbook. [REVIEW]Jason Burke Murphy - 2017 - Basic Income Studies 15 (1).
Is there (or should there be) a right to basic income?Jurgen De Wispelaere & Leticia Morales - 2016 - Philosophy and Social Criticism 42 (9):920-936.
A republican right to basic income?Philip Pettit - 2007 - Basic Income Studies 2 (2).


Added to PP

3 (#1,650,745)

6 months
1 (#1,459,555)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Citations of this work

Decommodification and Egalitarian Political Economy.John Vail - 2010 - Politics and Society 38 (3):310-346.

Add more citations

References found in this work

No references found.

Add more references