A Lockean Argument for Basic Income
Duke Universiy; 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 rights
Date posted: June 26, 2011 ; Last revised: March 30, 2012