„New book by Louise Haagh: The case for Universal Basic Income“…

…darüber berichtet ebenfalls Andre Coelho in den Basic Income News. Aus der Ankündigung auf der Verlags-Seite:

„Advocated (and attacked) by commentators across the political spectrum, paying every citizen a basic income regardless of their circumstances sounds utopian. However, as our economies are transformed and welfare states feel the strain, it has become a hotly debated issue.
In this compelling book, Louise Haagh, one of the world’s leading experts on basic income, argues that Universal Basic Income is essential to freedom, human development and democracy in the twenty-first century. She shows that, far from being a silver bullet that will transform or replace capitalism, or a sticking plaster that will extend it, it is a crucial element in a much broader task of constructing a democratic society that will promote social equality and humanist justice. She uses her unrivalled knowledge of the existing research to unearth key issues in design and implementation in a range of different contexts across the globe, highlighting the potential and pitfalls at a time of crisis in governing and public austerity.
This book will be essential reading for anyone who wants to get beyond the hype and properly understand one of the most important issues facing politics, economics and social policy today.“

„Universal Basic Income: Has its Time Come?“…

…fragte die BBC World Service und lud dazu eine Runde ein:

„To discuss all this and more, the BBC’s Ed Butler is joined by a panel of four: Professor Louise Haagh, Reader of Politics at the University of York, and the co-chair of the Basic Income Earth Network; Michael Tanner, Senior Fellow of the CATO Institute in Washington DC; Michael Faye, co-founder of Give Directly, which is piloting its own Universal Income project in Kenya; and Professor Ian Gough of the Centre for the Analysis of Social Exclusion at the London School of Economics.“