UBI: A Short Annotated Bibliography

This short bibliography is to help you get started if you want to learn about Universal Basic Income (UBI). For more references click the green button below

Getting started

The first two entries below will take you to organized FAQs and a Master Directory of references on UBI. Subsequent references are to a few other key reading and viewing suggestions.


Santens, Scott. "A Guide to Basic Income: Frequently Asked Questions About UBI: Unconditional Basic Income 101". An internationally recognized leading U.S. advocate and writer on UBI answers well-organized questions. Start here!

UBI Master Directory

Robinson, Peter Rodes et alUBI Master Directory. Directory to much that is known and discussed about UBI. A well-organized bibliography. Its goal is to provide a link to every significant article, book, or resource on UBI on the web in a logical and organized framework. Currently in the form of a Google Doc document with 26 sections covering key topics.

Basic Income

Van Parijs, Philippe and Yannick Vanderborght (2017). Basic Income: A Radical Proposal for a Free Society and a Sane Economy. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press. See also a seminar at Stanford University: https://ethicsinsociety.stanford.edu/events/basic-income-radical-proposal-free-society-and-sane-economy (video. 1h35m57s). A key book by one of the founders of the Basic Income Earth Network (BIEN) and a co-author.