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Mobility, Inclusion and the Green Case for Basic Income
1University of Wales, Newport
Citation Information: Basic Income Studies. Volume 4, Issue 2, ISSN (Online) 1932-0183, DOI: 10.2202/1932-0183.1181, September 2010
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This article sets out and briefly explores three main contentions. One is that mobility is a crucial aspect of social stratification such that transport disadvantage is intimately tied up with social exclusion more generally. A second is that insofar as there is a green case for basic income (BI), there seems also, for similar reasons, to be a green case for free public transport. The third is that even while such a step might be deemed necessary for social and environmental justice, it is (unsurprisingly) by no means sufficient to achieve either.