Logics of urban polarization: the view from below’ in Rosemary Crompton & al., Renewing Class Analysis, by Loïc Wacquant

Oxford: Blackwell, 2000, pp. 107-119. (loic@uclink2.berkeley.edu) Order this book
In this paper on marginality and inequalities in Western cities, the renowned Berkeley-based French sociologist Loïc Wacquant briefly reasserts his commitment to an unconditional basic income: “Radical innovations, such as the institution of a citizen’s wage (or unconditional income grant) that would sever subsistence from work, expand access to education through the life-course, and effectively guarantee universal access to essential public goods such as housing, health, and transportation, are needed to expand social rights and check the deleterious effects of the mutation of wage-labour” (p.118).