Basic Income

Stuart White

in The Civic Minimum

Published in print February 2003 | ISBN: 9780198295051
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191600319 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Political Theory

 Basic Income

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This chapter considers the debates over unconditional basic income (UBI). Debates over welfare reform rage between advocates of welfare contractualism and supporters of UBI. When judged against standards of non-ideal fair reciprocity, there is good reason to be wary of both types of policies on their own. Policymakers guided by the distributive aims to fair reciprocity and legitimate paternalistic considerations should consider the combination of the two.

Keywords: unconditional basic income; welfare contractualism; fair reciprocity

Chapter.  10147 words. 

Subjects: Political Theory

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