Keith Rankin: A Universal Basic Income in New Zealand? | Evening Report

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Policy Paper – Financing the Social State: Towards a full employment economy – April 2013

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A paper, published by the Centre for Labour and Social Studies (CLASS) advocating a universal basic income:

http://classonline.org.uk/docs/2013_Policy_Paper_-_Richard_Murphy__Howard_Reed_(Social_State_-_Idleness.pdf

“…..make a universal benefits payment in the UK to all families. This is
often described as a Citizen’s Income. The level we are suggesting is based on the
Minimum Income Standards developed by researchers at the Centre for Research on
Social Policy at Loughborough University. This level is set sufficiently high to
completely eliminate poverty (using a poverty line of 60 per cent of median
earnings) for working age families. Thus the system we are suggesting eradicates
another of Beveridge’s five Giant Evils, ‘want’ – at least to the extent that ‘want’
consists of low income.” – page 30.