The Basic Income Guarantee is an unconditional, government-insured guarantee that all citizens will have enough income to meet their basic needs

BIG Bibliography

Proposals for a basic income guarantee or something very much like it have been made by many different authors from very different backgrounds. Most BIG proposals have been made in the last 40 years, but some, such as Thomas Paine's "Agrarian Justice," date back more than 200 years. For a review of sixteen of the most recent books on the basic income guarantee see Karl Widerquist, "Perspectives on the Guaranteed Income." (A shorter version appeared in the September 2001 issue of the Journal of Economic Issues) and "Perspectives on the Guaranteed Income, Part II."(A shorter version appeared in the Journal of Economic Issues, December 2001).

BIG Bibliography

This file contains an alphabetical list over more than 2000 books and articles about or relating to the basic income guarantee.

Books About the Basic Income Guarantee

Viabilitat i impacte d'una Renda Bàsica de Ciutadania per a Catalunya
J. Arcarons, À. Boso, J. A. Noguera, and D. Raventós, 2005

"Redesigning Distribution: Basic Income and Stakeholder Grants as Cornerstones of a More Egalitarian Capitalism"
Special issue of Politics & Society, Vol. 32 Erik Olin Wright, 2004

A Basic Income Grant for South Africa
Guy Standing and Michael Samson, 2004

Basic Income, Unemployment and Compensatory Justice.
L. Groot, 2004

Un reddito per tutti. Un'introduzione al basic income.
C. Del Bo, 2004

The Origins of Universal Grants: An Anthology of Historical Writings on Basic Capital and Basic Income
J. Cunliffe, and G. Erreygers (eds.), 2004

Renda de Cidadania: a Saída é Pela Porta
E. M. Suplicy, 2004

The Civic Minimum: On the Rights and Obligations of Economic Citizenship
S. White, 2003

Real Libertarianism Assessed: Political Theory after Van Parijs
A. Reeve and A. Williams, 2003

The Ethics of Stakeholding
K. Dowding, J. De Wispelaere, and S. White, 2003

A Citizens' Income: A Foundation for a Sustainable World
Clive Lord, 2003

Beyond the New Paternalism. Basic Security as Equality
Guy Standing, 2002

What's Wrong with a Free Lunch?
Joshua Cohen and Joel Rogers, Beacon Press, 2001

Basic Income on the Agenda: Policy Objectives and Political Chances
Loek Groot and Prof Robert Jan van der Veen, Amsterdam University Press, 2001

Healing Politics: Citizen Policies and the Pursuit of Happiness
Shafarman, Steve, Xlibris, 2000.

Basic Income: Economic Security for All Canadians
Sally Lerner, Charles M. A. Clark, and W. Robert Needham. Between the Lines. 1999

Freedom and Security: An Introduction to the Basic Income Debate
Tony Fitzpatrick, St. Martin's Press, Inc. 1999

The Stakeholder Society
Ackerman, Bruce and Anne Alstott, Yale University Press, 1999

The National Tax Rebate: A New America with Less Government
Leonard M. Greene. 1998

"...And Economic Justice for All" Welfare Reform for the 21st Century
Michael L. Murray. 1997

The Benefit of Another's Pains: Parasitism, Scarcity, Basic Income
Gijs Van Donselaar. 1997. (This book argues against basic income.)

The $30,000 Solution: A guaranteed annual income for every American
Robert R. Schutz. 1996

Public Economics in Action: The Basic Income/Flat Tax Proposal
A. B. Atkinson. 1995

Real Freedom for All: What (if anything) can justify capitalism?
Philippe Van Parijs. 1995

Towards An Adequate Income For All
Brigid Reynolds & Sean Healy (eds.), Dublin: Justice Commission of the Conference of Religious of Ireland, 1994.

Arguing For Basic Income: Ethical Foundations for a Radical Reform
Philippe Van Parijs (ed.), London: Verso, 1992

Beyond the Welfare State. An examination of basic incomes in a market economy
Samuel Brittan & Steven Webb, Hume Paper n°17, 1990

Instead of the Dole
Hermione Parker, London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1989

Basic Income. Freedom from Poverty, Freedom to Work
Tony Walter, London & New York: Marion Boyars, 1989

Basic Income European Network: Proceedings of the second international conferences on Basic Income
Walter Van Trier (ed.), Antwerp (Belgium), 1988

Basic Income European Network: Proceedings of the first international conferences on Basic Income
Anne Miller (ed.), Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium), 1986

Guaranteed Income: The Right to Economic Security
Allan Sheahen, GAIN Publications, 1983

Free Enterprise Without Poverty
Leonard M. Greene, W. W. Norton & Company, 1981

Welfare: The Elusive Consensus: Where We Are, How We Got There, and What's Ahead
Salamon, Lester M., Praeger Publishers, 1978

Nixon's Good Deed: Welfare Reform
Burke, Vincent J. and Burke, Vee, New York, Columbia University Press, 1974

Income Security for Americans: Recommendations of the Public Welfare Study
U. S. Congress, Joint Economic Committee, Subcommittee on Fiscal Policy, U. S. Government Printing Office, 1974

The Nixon Guaranteed Income Proposal: Substance and Process in Policy Change
Bowler, M. Kenneth, Cambridge, Mass., Ballinger, 1974

The Politics of a Guaranteed Income: The Nixon Administration and the Family Assistance Plan
Daniel P. Moynihan, New York, Random House, 1973

Poverty Policy: A Compendium of Cash Transfer Proposals
Marmor, Theodore M. ed., Chicago, Aldine, 1971

Ends and Means of Reducing Income Poverty
Lampman, Robert J., Chicago, Markham,1971

Background Papers
President's Commission on Income Maintenance Programs, U. S. Government Printing Office, 1970

Poverty Amid Plenty
President's Commission on Income Maintenance Programs, U. S. Government Printing Office, 1969

Guaranteed Annual Income: The Moral Issues
Philip Wogaman, Abingdon Press, 1968

Negative Taxes and the Poverty Problem
Cristopher Green, Brookings Institution, 1967

The Guaranteed Income: Next Step in Socioeconomic Evolution?
Robert Theobald (ed.) Doubleday anchor books, 1966

Free Men and Free Markets
Robert Theobald, Anchor books, 1963

Capitalism and Freedom
Milton and Rose Friedman, University of Chicago Press, 1962 (This book has only one chapter on the Negative Income Tax, but it was highly influential.)

The Challenge of Abundance
Theobald, Robert. New York, NY: Clarkson N. Potter, 1961