What is Libertarianism?

Basic Income Studies, Vol. 6, No. 2, 2011

4 Pages Posted: 26 Jun 2011

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Daniel Moseley

The University of North Carolina

Date Written: June 25, 2011

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Moseley, Daniel D., What is Libertarianism? (June 25, 2011). Basic Income Studies, Vol. 6, No. 2, 2011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1872578

Daniel D. Moseley (Contact Author)

The University of North Carolina ( email )

102 Ridge Road
Chapel Hill, NC NC 27514
United States

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