Malcolm Torry

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    Giving everyone some money, from birth to death: defining a Citizen’s Basic Income

Giving everyone some money, from birth to death: defining a Citizen’s Basic Income

Discussion of a Citizen’s Basic Income – an unconditional, nonwithdrawable income for every individual – is now a mainstream global social policy debate. But how would it work? Malcolm Torry explains the elements that make up this idea and underlines the importance of agreeing on a shared definition to be used by all involved in the debate.

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    Why we should pay everyone: cutting tax credits brings the idea of a Citizen’s Income closer to the mainstream

Why we should pay everyone: cutting tax credits brings the idea of a Citizen’s Income closer to the mainstream

The current controversy over the reduction in the value of working and child tax credits has raised the question as to how we can maintain household incomes at the same time as reducing employment disincentives. Here, Malcolm Torry argues that the concept of a Citizen’s Income continues to gain traction as a serious idea that could transform the benefits system.

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There are many convincing arguments in favour of a Citizen’s Income

Malcolm Torry discusses a new book that argues for a Universal Basic Income, or as it is termed here, a Citizen’s Income. He discusses the different approaches the book uses in arguing for the policy, concluding that every mainstream political ideology generates arguments for a Citizen’s Income. A Citizen’s Income is an unconditional, nonwithdrawable income paid to every individual as a right […]