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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

Daniel Moseley

Duke Universiy; The University of North Carolina

Date Written: June 25, 2011

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Moseley, Daniel, A Lockean Argument for Basic Income (June 25, 2011). Basic Income Studies, Vol. 6, No. 2, 2011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1872580

Daniel D. Moseley (Contact Author)

Duke Universiy ( email )

Durham, NC 27715
United States

The University of North Carolina ( email )

102 Ridge Road
Chapel Hill, NC NC 27514
United States

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