Basic Income Is Not an Obligation, But It Might Be a Legitimate Choice

Journal Article

A distinction is made between libertarian destinations and libertarian directions. Basic income cannot be part of a truly libertarian state unless it could be accomplished entirely through voluntary donations. But basic income is an important step in a libertarian direction because it improves core values such as self-ownership, liberty and efficiency of transfers while reducing coercion and increasing procedural fairness. Practical approaches to achieving basic income are compared to proposals by Milton Friedman and Charles Murray.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Munger, MC

Published Date

  • January 2012

Published In

  • Basic Income Studies

Volume / Issue

  • 6 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 1 - 13