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A critical analysis of basic income experiments for researchers, policymakers, and citizens, Karl Widerquist

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A critical analysis of basic income experiments for researchers, policymakers, and citizens
Title
A critical analysis of basic income experiments for researchers, policymakers, and citizens
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Karl Widerquist
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Language
eng
Summary
At least six different Universal Basic Income (UBI) experiments are underway or planned right now in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Finland, and Kenya. Several more countries are considering conducting experiments. Yet, there seems to be more interest simply in having UBI experiments than in exactly what we want to learn from them. Although experiments can produce a lot of relevant data about UBI, they are crucially limited in their ability to enlighten our understanding of the big questions that bear on the discussion of whether to implement UBI as a national or regional policy. And, past experience shows that results of UBI experiments are particularly vulnerable to misunderstanding, sensationalism, and spin. This book examines the difficulties of conducting a UBI experiment and reporting the results in ways that successfully improve public understanding of the probable effects of a national UBI. The book makes recommendations how researchers, reporters, citizens, and policymakers can avoid these problems and get the most out of UBI experiments
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Also available in electronic format.
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YDX
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Widerquist, Karl
Dewey number
338
Index
index present
LC call number
HC79.B38
LC item number
W53 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Exploring the basic income guarantee
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Basic income
  • Welfare economics
  • Finance, Public
  • Economics
  • Labor economics
  • Economics
  • Finance, Public
  • Labor economics
  • Welfare economics
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A critical analysis of basic income experiments for researchers, policymakers, and citizens, Karl Widerquist
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 151-155) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Universal basic income and its more testable sibling, the negative income tax -- Available testing techniques -- Testing difficulties -- The practical impossibility of testing UBI -- BIG experiments of the 1970s and the public reaction to them -- New experimental findings 2009-2013 -- Current experiments -- Why are UBI trials happening now? The political process that brought about UBI experiments in the 20-teens -- The vulnerability of experimental findings to misunderstanding, misuse, spin, and the streetlight effect -- Why UBI experiments cannot resolve much of the public disagreement about UBI -- The bottom line -- Identifying important empirical claims in the UBI debate -- Claims that don't need a test -- Claims that can't be tested with available techniques -- Claims that can be tested but only partially, indirectly, or inconclusively -- From the dream test to good tests within feasible budgets -- Why have an experiment at all? -- Overcoming spin, sensationalism, misunderstanding, and the streetlight effect
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xi, 167 pages
Isbn
9783030038489
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1085950443
  • (OCoLC)on1085950443
Label
A critical analysis of basic income experiments for researchers, policymakers, and citizens, Karl Widerquist
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 151-155) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Universal basic income and its more testable sibling, the negative income tax -- Available testing techniques -- Testing difficulties -- The practical impossibility of testing UBI -- BIG experiments of the 1970s and the public reaction to them -- New experimental findings 2009-2013 -- Current experiments -- Why are UBI trials happening now? The political process that brought about UBI experiments in the 20-teens -- The vulnerability of experimental findings to misunderstanding, misuse, spin, and the streetlight effect -- Why UBI experiments cannot resolve much of the public disagreement about UBI -- The bottom line -- Identifying important empirical claims in the UBI debate -- Claims that don't need a test -- Claims that can't be tested with available techniques -- Claims that can be tested but only partially, indirectly, or inconclusively -- From the dream test to good tests within feasible budgets -- Why have an experiment at all? -- Overcoming spin, sensationalism, misunderstanding, and the streetlight effect
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xi, 167 pages
Isbn
9783030038489
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1085950443
  • (OCoLC)on1085950443

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