We all seem to favour the idea of social mobility, but forget that upward mobility depends on the downward kind too.
The four day week would see employees across the UK work one fewer day a week while earning the same amount of money. It could have a range of benefits.
One big idea is not going to solve inequality – especially taxes that just target income. Together, these smaller taxes that target wealth will do a lot better at truly addressing inequality.
Are the psychological and cultural objections insurmountable obstacles?
A new, different model of nationalisation would offer the best of both worlds.
Controlling Executive Remuneration: Securing Fairer Distribution of Income implies a fundamental shift in how we conceive of large companies.
State funded higher education, a graduate tax or the UK’s current system of funding higher education – which one works best?
Would the policy’s own success make funding it through income tax impossible?
For such a simple idea, Basic Income has a complex web of alternative names. Here are some of the other names for Basic Income, including Universal Basic Income and Citizen’s Income, plus a quick guide to what is and what isn’t BI.
Far from an aberration, Universal Basic Income would be part of a proud British tradition, and critics should stop pretending otherwise. Like services, universal payments have proved an important part of British political culture.