101 Reasons for a Citizen’s Income offers a short, accessible introduction to the debate on a Citizen’s Income, showing how a universal, unconditional income for every citizen would solve problems facing the UK’s benefits system, tackle poverty, and improve social cohesion and economic efficiency. For anyone new to the subject, or who wants to introduce friends, colleagues or relatives to the idea, 101 Reasons for a Citizen’s Income is the book to open up debate around the topic. Drawing on arguments detailed in Money for everyone (Policy Press, 2013), it offers a convincing case for a Citizen’s Income and a much needed resource for all interested in the future of welfare in the UK.
Malcolm Torry is Director of the Citizen’s Income Trust; he has first degrees in mathematics, theology, philosophy, economics and management, and higher degrees in social policy and in theology. He is an honorary research fellow in the Social Policy Department at the London School of Economics, and is the author of Money for Everyone: Why we need a Citizen’s Income (Policy Press, 2013).
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"Packed with easy-to-grasp arguments written with clarity from an elegantly simple, practical point of view." Basic Income European Network
"A most impressive book...its deceptive simplicity and admirable clarity conceal the fact that Torry has a sound knowledge of the intricacies of the UK benefits system and the human condition"
-John Macnicol, Citizens Income
"Provides a clear and incisive contribution to what may become one of the most critical social policy debates of the current era." Professor Hartley Dean, London School of Economics and Political Science
"All your questions about Citizen’s Income are answered in this book by Malcolm Torry, a world expert on the subject. Each myth and misunderstanding, whether from a right- or a left-wing perspective, is clearly and succinctly dealt with." Professor Jay Ginn, King’s College London