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Five Variations on the Citizen’s Income | Make Wealth History - Re-Blog Link
Written by JoAnn Chateau

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 sometimes writes fiction about Chester (the Alpha Bichon) and his friends -- with a dash of humor and dab of Poli-Sci. JoAnn's views and insights are tinted by her past profession in Counseling, Christian theological studies, and Library and Information Science training. Retired now, JoAnn enjoys the creative life.


  • 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.

    • 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. :-)

  • 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.

  • 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.

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