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Five Variations on the Citizen’s Income | Make Wealth History

Five Variations on the Citizen’s Income | Make Wealth History

An excellent, brief, informative overview of five different models of universal basic income, from Make Wealth History

“This week I’ve been reading Guy Standing’s book Basic Income: and how we can make it happen, which answers just about any question one might have about the basic income. Among the many useful things in the book is a description of the variants on the idea, and the many different names associated with the central theme of a guaranteed basic income…” ~ Jeremy Williams

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JoAnn Chateau

JoAnn Chateau likes progressive politics and loves the canines. She writes fiction about an alpha Bichon named Chester, and his friends--with a dash of humor and a dab of poli-sci. JoAnn worked professionally in the Psychology and Information Science fields. Retired now, she enjoys the creative life.


  1. usfman

    I grow more in favor of this kind of thinking of evening the game of income distribution for all every day. Then I watch an athlete or celebrity get paid an outragous sum of money for a minimal contribution to society that day.

    • JoAnn Chateau

      I know what you mean. I really get annoyed at what some CEOs make, and their detrimental contribution to society. Star athletes are certainly overpaid, but at least they work out every day and have the courage to risk injuries. 🙂

  2. Rosaliene Bacchus

    Interesting, JoAnn. I had no idea that there were so many variations of the same concept. Of special interest is the “Participation Income.” In order to qualify, we “would need to be making some kind of social contribution. That may be caring for someone, volunteering, or you could be in education, so it’s fairly broad.” I wonder if “motherhood” would be considered a social contribution.

    • JoAnn Chateau

      🙂 Motherhood better be, for any stay-at-home parent, man or woman!

  3. paulbern77

    Reblogged this on The 99% Blog and commented:
    automation will take a lot of our jobs in 25 years or less. How will people buy the things they need? here’s 5 ideas on how to achieve that.

  4. John Fioravanti

    Thanks for the reblog of this interesting article, JoAnn!

  5. John Fioravanti

    Reblogged this on Words To Captivate ~ by John Fioravanti and commented:
    As the gap between rich and poor grows ever wider, this article about models of basic income is food for thought. Some argue that this concept is too costly, but can we afford not to implement some form of it? Please, Read on…

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