What is Libertarianism?
Basic Income Studies, Vol. 6, No. 2, 2011
4 Pages Posted: 26 Jun 2011
Date Written: June 25, 2011
This essay is the introduction to a special debate issue of the journal "Basic Income Studies" on the topic of whether libertarians should endorse a universal basic income. The essay attempts to clarify some common uses of the term 'libertarianism" as it is used by moral and political philosophers. It identifies some important common features of libertarian normative theories.
Keywords: libertarianism, libertarian socialism, distributive justice, political freedom, full self-ownership
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