Universal Basic Income and the Threat of Tyranny

10 days ago

Much praise has been heaped on the idea of a universal basic income in recent years. There has been criticism of the idea, but so far the debate tends to focus on two issues: the economic reasoning behind a universal basic income, and the ethics of allowing a majority of non-workers to live off the fruits of the labour of a small minority. What is not discussed enough, however, are the political implications–what would a universal basic income do to the relations between citizens and government.

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