A Lockean Argument for Basic Income
The University of North Carolina
June 25, 2011
Basic Income Studies, Vol. 6, No. 2, 2011
There are strong Lockean considerations that count in favor of a global basic income program. This paper articulates a conception of equal share left-libertarianism that is supported by the rights of full self-ownership and world-ownership. It is argued that an appropriately constructed basic income program would be a key institution for promoting the rights of full self-ownership and world-ownership.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 14
Keywords: John Locke, taxation, natural resources, libertarianism, full self-ownership, world-ownership, natural rightsAccepted Paper Series
Date posted: June 26, 2011 ; Last revised: March 30, 2012
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