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A Long-Term Vision

  • Burkhard WehnerEmail author
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Part of the SpringerBriefs in Political Science book series (BRIEFSPOLITICAL)

Abstract

The basic income system is a distant goal, and all current discussions of design, financing, complementary social insurance, and the adequacy of established democratic decision-making procedures are at an early stage. Creating the necessary awareness will largely be a project for future generations. In order to decide whether such a system is really worth a long-term commitment one must, however, have a concrete vision in mind, and this vision should make it as obvious as possible that unconditional basic income would actually improve the quality of the welfare state.

References

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.HorstGermany

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