Citizens Income model
A citizens income is an income unconditionally granted to all on an individual basis, without means test or work requirement. In other words, it is a form of minimum income guarantee that differs from those that now exist in various European countries through its being paid (1) to individuals rather than households; (2) irrespective of any income from other sources; and (3) without requiring the performance of any work or the willingness to accept a job if offered.
There are variations of this basic proposition. One has been presented by Jan Otto Andersson of Åbo Akademi University in Finland. Andersson suggests a combination of Citizens Income and Citizens Wage. The former would be paid to all legal residents, whereas the latter would be restricted to those participating in activities which society wants to encourage. Through the Citizens Income society would enhance real freedom of its members. Through the Citizens Wage it would encourage activities deemed advantageous for society as a whole.
- The end of work or the end of wage slavery? (June 1998)
- 6+6 hour model
- A social welfare state which encourages job cretion
Archbishop of Finland supports Citizens Income (June 1998)
- The decline of the 'employment society' (January 1999)
- Citizen's Income stirs debate (September 1998)
- Enforcing right to work proposed as a way to create jobs (August 1998)
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