Show simple item record Baker, John 2012-05-01T15:48:24Z 2012-05-01T15:48:24Z 1992
dc.identifier.isbn 0860915867
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0860915867
dc.description.abstract In section 1, I set out a general perspective on the nature of egalitarianism and relate it to some familiar conceptions of economic equality. In section 2, I argue in keeping with the popular notion of equality that it makes sense to think of equal income as a baseline against which departures need to be justified. Section 3 discusses some problems which arise concerning departures from equal income justified by different needs, and argues for a particular approach based on what I shall call a 'background agreement' on need. Section 4 looks at the issue of relating income to work, and tries to construct and defend an interpretation of the idea that income inequalities should compensate people for differences in their work. I argue for a system of 'compensating differentials' based on a background agreement regarding the benefits and burdens of different kinds and amounts of work. Section 5 considers the principles of free choice of occupation and of the right not to work, with particular reference to their role in a system of compensating differentials. In section 6, I show how the case for a basic income follows from the conception of economic equality I have put forward. en
dc.description.sponsorship Higher Education Authority en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Verso en
dc.relation.ispartof Van Parijs, Philippe (ed.). Arguing for Basic Income : Ethical Foundations for a Radical Reform en
dc.subject Equality en
dc.subject Basic income en
dc.subject Work en
dc.subject Compensation en
dc.subject Egalitarianism en
dc.subject Need en
dc.subject.lcsh Income en
dc.subject.lcsh Equality en
dc.subject.lcsh Compensation management en
dc.subject.lcsh Work en
dc.title An egalitarian case for basic income en
dc.type Book Chapter en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
dc.status Peer reviewed en
dc.neeo.contributor Baker|John|aut| en
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