Standing, Guy (2013) 'Why a basic income is necessary for a right to work.' Basic Income Studies, 7 (2). pp. 19-40.
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This article makes the proposition that a right to work can only exist if an individual has a prior right to a basic income. It criticizes the perspective that maximizing the number of jobs is a meaningful way of advancing the right to work, since activity in subordinated labour is scarcely consistent with a freedom-enhancing right to work. In recalling the historical right to practise an occupation, it rejects the notion of a "job guarantee" as neither feasible nor desirable in a free society or as part of a progressive vision of a Good Society.
|Keywords:||basic income, job guarantee, economic security|
|SOAS Departments & Centres:||Faculty of Law and Social Sciences > Department of Development Studies|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
|DOI (Digital Object Identifier):||10.1515/bis-2013-0007|
|Depositing User:||Guy Standing|
|Date Deposited:||24 Apr 2013 08:35|
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