TITLE

Two Libertarian Arguments for Basic Income Proposals

AUTHOR(S)
Powell, Brian K.
PUB. DATE
October 2011
SOURCE
Basic Income Studies;2011, Vol. 6 Issue 2, p-1
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
For those familiar only with libertarians on the economic right, it seems obvious that libertarians will oppose basic income proposals. However, there are a variety of ways to argue for basic income proposals from within a 'left' or 'egalitarian' libertarian framework. In this article I argue that such a framework ought to be preferred to the alternative right-libertarian framework. Then I look at a simple left-libertarian argument for basic income proposals that is inspired by Thomas Paine and Henry George, and at another, more complex, argument offered by Phillipe Van Parijs.
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90365766

 

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