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Give people money : the surprisingly simple idea to solve inequality and revolutionise our lives
Give people money : the surprisingly simple idea to solve inequality and revolutionise our lives
Lowrey, Annie2018
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Surely just giving people money couldn't work. Imagine if every month the government deposited £1000 in your bank account, with no strings attached and nothing expected in return. It sounds crazy, but Universal Basic Income (UBI) has become one of the most influential policy ideas of our time, backed by thinkers on both the left and the right. In this sparkling and provocative book, economics writer Annie Lowrey looks at the global UBI movement. She travels to Kenya to see how UBI is lifting the poorest people on Earth out of destitution, India to see how inefficient government programs are failing the poor, South Korea to interrogate UBI's intellectual pedigree, and Silicon Valley to meet the tech titans financing UBI pilots in expectation of a world with advanced artificial intelligence and little need for human labour.
Author:
Imprint:
London : WH Allen, 2018.
Collation:
272 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN:
9780753545775 (pbk)
Dewey class:
362.582
Language:
English
BRN:
2669866
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