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Anthroposophical Reflections on Basic Income

  • Johannes Hohlenberg , Simon Birnbaum and Erik Christensen
From the journal Basic Income Studies

In the 1930s Danish author and painter Johannes Hohlenberg (1881–1960) published several essays in defense of an unconditional income for all. These original writings, strongly influenced by Rudolf Steiner's anthroposophy, are not widely known. This article makes two of Hohlenberg's essays on this topic available in English translation for the first time. The first part of this article introduces Hohlenberg's ideas, followed in section two by English translations of the two Hohlenberg essays: Samfundsarven (The Heritage of Society) (1934) and Dersom nogen ikke vil arbejde, så skal han heller ikke have føden (He who Does not Work, Neither Shall He Eat) (1937).

Published Online: 2008-1-17

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