Work Inequality Basic Income

Dorian Warren (Author) Tommie Shelby (Author)
& 4 more


Technology and the loss of manufacturing jobs have many worried about future mass unemployment. It is in this context that basic income, a government cash grant given unconditionally to all, has gained support from a surprising range of advocates, from Silicon Valley to labor. Our contributors explore basic income's merits, not only as a salve for financial precarity, but as a path toward racial justice and equality. Others, more skeptical, see danger in a basic income designed without attention to workers' power and the quality of work. Together they offer a nuanced debate about what it will take to tackle inequality and what kind of future we should aim to create.

Product Details

Price: $16.00
Publisher: Boston Review
Published Date: October 27, 2017
Pages: 142
Dimensions: 6.6 X 0.4 X 10.1 inches | 0.66 pounds
Language: English
Type: Paperback
ISBN: 9781946511027

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About the Author

Tommie Shelby is Caldwell Titcomb Professor of African and African American Studies and of Philosophy at Harvard University.
Jen Fitzgerald is a poet, essayist, and native New Yorker who received her MFA in Poetry at Lesley University. She is the host of New Books in Poetry Podcast as part of the New Books Network, a member of New York Writers Workshop, and teaches for LitReactor. She is a community and social activist whose work has been featured on PBS Newshour and Harriet: The Poetry Foundation Blog and in Tin House, Salon, PEN Anthology, AAWW: Open City, and in forthcoming anthologies among others.