Money for Everyone

Why We Need a Citizen's Income, by Malcolm Torry

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“Citizen’s Income is a big idea whose time might at last have come. Malcolm Torry’s book could play a part in making that happen. Everyone should read it.”
Professor Hartley Dean, London School of Economics

“Comprehensive and persuasive, this book debunks the current orthodoxies on welfare reform, and sets out a radical alternative to coercion and ‘targeting’ – a universal, unconditional, non-withdrawable payment for every citizen.”
Bill Jordan, Professor of Social Policy, Plymouth University

Due to government cuts, the benefits system is currently a hot topic. In this timely book, a Citizen’s Income (sometimes called a Basic Income) is defined as an unconditional, non-withdrawable income for every individual as a right of citizenship.

This much-needed book, written by an experienced researcher and author, is the first for over a decade to analyse the social, economic and labour market advantages of a Citizen’s Income in the UK. It demonstrates that it would be simple and cheap to administer, would reduce inequality, enhance individual freedom and would be good for the economy, social cohesion, families, and the employment market. It also contains international comparisons and links with broader issues around the meaning of poverty and inequality, making a valuable contribution to the debate around benefits. Accessibly written, this is essential reading for policy-makers, researchers, teachers, students, and anyone interested in the future of our society and our economy.

Order the Book

Please order the book from publisher Policy Press. All royalties support the work of the Citizen’s Income Trust.

Appendices for the Book

To see the appendices and a complete bibliography, click here

Interviews with Author Malcolm Torry

Podcasts about Money for Everyone

Author Malcolm Torry discusses the book (4 mins 30 seconds):

Author Malcolm Torry discusses the political feasibility of Citizen’s Income:

To hear an hour long interview, click here.

Thank you to Chris Blunkell for the podcasts, to Greg Moffitt for the longer interview, and to Alessio Kolioulis, Hannah Kugel and Nicola Cavalazzi (11 Little Films) for the video.