Basic Income Reconsidered: Social Justice, Liberalism, and by S. Birnbaum

By S. Birnbaum

Basic source of revenue is one the main leading edge, robust and debatable proposals for addressing poverty and transforming into inequalities. This booklet examines the arguments for and opposed to simple source of revenue from the perspective of monetary and social justice.

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By S. Birnbaum

Basic source of revenue is one the main leading edge, robust and debatable proposals for addressing poverty and transforming into inequalities. This booklet examines the arguments for and opposed to simple source of revenue from the perspective of monetary and social justice.

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In order to remain eligible for a guaranteed minimum income, people must demonstrate that they are available for work, actively applying for work, and prepared to undertake other activities. This chapter begins the exploration of an alternative, radical-liberal option by presenting a Rawlsian case for an unconditional basic income. It is probably uncontroversial to say that Rawls’s justice as fairness is the most theoretically influential conception of social justice. With its concern for countering inequalities that seem arbitrary from a moral point of view, and to do so in ways that respect basic liberties and remain consistent with a wide range of conceptions of the good, Rawls’s view offers a very forceful justification of many of the fundamental ideals and objectives that are broadly supported in existing welfare states.

Chapter 3 continues the Rawlsian exploration of the case for basic income in a more defensive vein. ” The chapter reconstructs and analyses a number of ways in which this fundamental idea, and the notions of reciprocity and productive contribution with which it is closely linked, may potentially block the argument for basic income. It is argued, however, that the best way of specifying the meaning and normative weight of cooperation-based and reciprocity-guided justice is unlikely to stand in the way of the possibility and attractiveness of a justice-based plea for basic income.

First, it is not likely that people in the richer parts of the world will readily accept a development route that would tend to move a wide range of jobs to developing countries if that will threaten their income security and, thus, if it is not linked to a socially smooth transition path (se also ch. 7). 16 I must, however, leave further discussion of these important matters to another occasion. 7. Reflective Equilibrium This section offers a brief account of reflective equilibrium. It serves the purpose of describing, in a general way, how I will go about when approaching the task of moral assessment and my view of the relevant criteria for deciding when certain principles seem morally justified.

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