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Basic Income in 1848

Guido Erreygers () and Cunliffe John
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Cunliffe John: University of Warwick

Basic Income Studies, 2006, vol. 1, issue 2, 1-12

Abstract: This note introduces a virtually unknown social constitution drafted in Brussels in 1848, in which an unconditional basic income figured prominently. We provide details on the historical and intellectual context in which the proposal originated, and briefly compare it with similar proposals of the same period. In the appendix, we present an English translation of the constitution.

Date: 2006
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