Freedom and Security

An Introduction to the Basic Income Debate

  • Tony Fitzpatrick
  • Editors
  • Jo Campling

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Peripheral Visions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
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  3. Whose Freedom? Whose Security?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-73
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  4. Back Matter
    Pages 202-234

About this book


A basic income would be an income paid periodically and unconditionally to every man, woman and child as a fundamental right of citizenship and without reference to employment, marital and household status. It would be a means of ensuring the twin objectives of freedom and security for all. This book provides an introduction to the basic income debate, examining a range of arguments for and against, and so will be of interest to anybody concerned with the future direction of the welfare state.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Tony Fitzpatrick
    • 1
  1. 1.University of LutonUK

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