Basic Income in Australia and New Zealand

Perspectives from the Neoliberal Frontier

  • Editors
  • Jennifer Mays
  • Greg Marston
  • John Tomlinson

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Neoliberal Frontiers and Economic Insecurity: Is Basic Income a Solution?

    1. Jennifer Mays, Greg Marston, John Tomlinson
      Pages 1-25
  3. Reimagining Equity and Egalitarianism

  4. Economic Aspects of Basic Income

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 93-93
    2. Charles Sampford
      Pages 133-153
  5. Basic Income’s Potential for Public Policy Synergy

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 253-268

About this book


Basic income is an innovative, powerful egalitarian response to widening global inequalities and poverty experiences in society, one that runs counter to the neoliberal transformations of modern welfare states, social security, and labor market programs. This book is the first collective volume of its kind to ask whether a basic income offers a viable solution to the income support systems in Australia and New Zealand. Though often neglected in discussions of basic income, both countries are advanced liberal democracies dominated by neoliberal transformations of the welfare state, and therefore have great potential to advance debates on the topic. The contributors' essays and case studies explore the historical basis on which a basic income program might stand in these two countries, the ideological nuances and complexities of implementing such a policy, and ideas for future development that might allow the program to be put into practice regionally and applied internationally.


economics efficiency international economics labor market macroeconomics poverty public economics regions welfare

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