Worldwide Real Freedom for All

  • Myron J. Frankman
Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)


The roots of my advocacy of a planet-wide citizen’s income can be traced back to at least two elements from my early professional experience in the latter half of the 1960s. One influence was a volume edited by Robert Theobald on a guaranteed income that formed part of a debate on the possibility of introducing a negative income tax in the US at that time.1 The other was the discourse that continues to this day about providing adequate financial support to developing countries. I have come to believe that a basic income guarantee extended to all members of the human family, not just to those in one country, could bring these two elements together.


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  • Myron J. Frankman
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  1. 1.McGill UniversityCanada

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