Financing Basic Income

Addressing the Cost Objection

  • Richard Pereira

Part of the Exploring the Basic Income Guarantee book series (BIG)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Foundations for a Basic Income Guarantee

  3. Cost Feasibility of Basic Income in Europe

  4. Building Up BIG

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
    2. Richard Pereira
      Pages 101-106
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 107-116

About this book


This Palgrave Pivot argues that basic income at a decent level is, in fact, affordable. The contributors approach the topic from the perspectives of three different countries—Canada, Switzerland, and Australia—to overcome objections that a universal program to keep all citizens above the poverty line would be too expensive to implement. They assess the complex array of revenue sources that can make universal basic income feasible, from the underestimated value of public program redundancies to new and so far unaccounted publicly owned assets.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Richard Pereira
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Birmingham BirminghamUnited Kingdom

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