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Work Inequality Basic Income (Boston Review / Forum #2)

Work Inequality Basic Income (Boston Review / Forum #2)

Current price: $16.00
Publication Date: October 27th, 2017
Publisher:
Boston Review
ISBN:
9781946511027
Pages:
142
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Description

Technology and the loss of manufacturing jobs have many worried about future mass unemployment. It is in this context that basic income, a government cash grant given unconditionally to all, has gained support from a surprising range of advocates, from Silicon Valley to labor. Our contributors explore basic income's merits, not only as a salve for financial precarity, but as a path toward racial justice and equality. Others, more skeptical, see danger in a basic income designed without attention to workers' power and the quality of work. Together they offer a nuanced debate about what it will take to tackle inequality and what kind of future we should aim to create.