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Hayek in The Constitution of LibertyY· Characteristically, but correctly, Hayek believes that these dangers are aggravated. by tax and other legislation which discourage the independent businessmen or professionals in the supposed interests of the employed. He emphasises the need to preserve a body of men of independent means and to avoid replacing the present number and variety of employers by public corporations all dependent on the state. Prologue 25 There is, however, more to be said. Just as the extreme division of labour and movement away from self-employment is an expression of one phase of technological development, future technological advance may make possible a movement in the reverse direction.

The main object of such a scheme would, however, be to provide guarantees against extreme poverty for everyone. Yet we would be wise not to expect too much from it, especially in the early years. As Professor Harry Johnson has pointed out, 11 there are limits to the degree of earnings transfer, 20 Capitalism and the Permissive Society whether in guaranteed incomes or other forms that the bulk of the population will tolerate; and there are many poor people who do not share the anti-consumption ethos and who would be glad of the opportunity to earn more than any feasible income guarantee is likely to provide.

But as society becomes richer, it becomes more and more reasonable to regard the poor as those with less than some given minimum proportion of average post-tax real income (adjusted for family size and other complications). The size of this minimum is necessarily arbitrary. But it is perfectly possible to set up as a goal that no household of average size should have an income of less than, say, a third of the national average. The best available estimate for 1972 is that there are 17 million households with, on average, disposable incomes approaching [2,6oo.

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