A Negative Income Tax Plan for the Unemployed


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A Negative Income Tax Plan for the Unemployed
When John Kenneth Galbraith wrote “The Affluent Society” in 1958, the United States was in the midst of a truly affluent era. The post-war economic environment featured the rise of consumerism coinciding with the advent of television and more and more sophisticated mass production. There was also the beginning of a counter-culture arising in the “beat generation,” that Galbraith noticed and regarded as a backlash. While businesses, in general, along with the population were booming, government was also continuing to grow, though not to Galbraith’s satisfaction. Galbraith complains that the niceties of human society, such as education and good roads, were being neglected in favor of a more or...
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.....re unfit for work in some manner, should also be included in this program.
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