IN THE BALANCE, the case for a universal basic income in South Africa and beyond

: Marais (H.)

R 350.00
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299pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2022


"Hein Marais delivers a theoretically powerful, impressively documented, timely and urgent case for radical wealth redistribution ... Crucially, the book supports a basic income not as a policy fix, but as a far-reaching political and imaginative response to the steady collapse of a wage-centered social order. This is a book destined to have lasting influence." Franco Barchiesi, Ohio State University; author of Precarious Liberation: workers, the state, and contested social citizenship in post-apartheid South Africa

" If you have been searching for a way to clearly understand the concept of a Universal Basic Income (UBI), then this is the book that you have been waiting for." Awande Buthelezi, coordinator for the #UBIGNOW Campaign and activist with the Climate Justice Charter Movement

Independent researcher Hein Marais' previous books include Pushed to the Limit: The political economy of change (2011); South Africa: Limits to change – the political economy of transition (2001), and Buckling: The impact of AIDS in South Africa (2005).