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Basic Income Is Not an Obligation, But It Might Be a Legitimate Choice

  • Michael C. Munger
From the journal Basic Income Studies

A distinction is made between libertarian destinations and libertarian directions. Basic income cannot be part of a truly libertarian state unless it could be accomplished entirely through voluntary donations. But basic income is an important step in a libertarian direction because it improves core values such as self-ownership, liberty and efficiency of transfers while reducing coercion and increasing procedural fairness. Practical approaches to achieving basic income are compared to proposals by Milton Friedman and Charles Murray.

Published Online: 2012-1-19

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