Money as a Human Right

Maria Lyons combines an analysis of economics with an understanding of inclusion to offer a radical argument for basic income.

Author: Maria Lyons

In this thought-provoking essay Maria Lyons questions the assumption that work - defined narrowly as being in paid employment - is seen as the critical means to have a life of meaning and the means to live. Instead, as she argues, if we break this connection and ensure everyone has a basic income, then we are in a position to explore the real meaning of our lives and the multiple forms of meaning and identity that a full life can offer.

This essay brings together a clear-headed analysis of core economic concepts, together with an understanding of the positive value of diversity and disability which is essential to creating communities that work.

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The publisher is the Centre for Welfare Reform.

Money as a Human Right © Maria Lyons 2019.

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Paper | 07.03.19

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Maria Lyons


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