A Lockean Argument for Basic Income
Basic Income Studies, Vol. 6, No. 2, 2011
14 Pages Posted: 26 Jun 2011 Last revised: 30 Mar 2012
Date Written: June 25, 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.
Keywords: John Locke, taxation, natural resources, libertarianism, full self-ownership, world-ownership, natural rights
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