Basic Income Guarantee: Your Right to Economic Security by A. Sheahen

By A. Sheahen

A uncomplicated source of revenue warrantly (BIG) is the unconditional government-ensured ensure that all voters could have sufficient source of revenue to satisfy their easy wishes with out a paintings requirement. major questions contain: Why should still we undertake a major? Can the U.S. manage to pay for it? Why do not the present welfare courses paintings? Why now not warrantly every body a task? might an individual paintings if his or her source of revenue have been assured? Has an enormous ever been demonstrated? This publication solutions those questions and lots of extra in basic, easy-to-understand language.

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S. S. workers to look for cheaper labor overseas. • The growth in the number of overseas workers. 1 “There was a time when I made phone calls looking for work and went out on interviews. I expected to be hired. Now I don’t WHY ARE JOBS NOT THE ANSWER? 21 look so hard, because after I get turned down a couple of places, it kind of messes with me. It discourages me and I don’t want to any more. ” (21-year-old black Navy veteran) 22. Why Can’t We All Pull Ourselves Up by Our Own Bootstraps? It’s too hard.

13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 2 Source : OECD (Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development); 2007. 52 BASIC INCOME GUARANTEE 52. What Are the Benefits of Europe’s High Tax Rates? Most taxes are paid by the upper-income groups. In the United States, by contrast, many wealthy families pay tax at a lower rate than middle-income and low-income families. 1 In return for their taxes, Europeans also are receiving affordable child care, free or inexpensive university education, paid sick leave, paid parental leave, job training, ample vacations, affordable housing, senior care, efficient mass transportation, and more.

That compares with 14 percent of the Danes and 12 percent of the British. WHY ARE JOBS NOT THE ANSWER? 23 You’ve heard—and maybe you believe—that each individual is the master of his or her fate. Well, that’s not so. It’s a false belief and leads to the misconception that poverty is the individual’s own fault, when, in fact, it’s the fault of the structure of our society. 25. Why Can’t Everyone Get a Job? The aged, sick, and disabled can’t. Children and many mothers can’t. Even able-bodied men can’t.

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