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"A Republican Right to a Basic Income?"

by Pettit, Philip (2007)

Abstract

Key Passage

“A universal right would mean that those who rely on the basic income – distinct from the independently wealthy – will not have to assert their right on the grounds of being a class apart: people who depend on others’ goodwill and are easier targets of control and domination. And a universal right symbolizes the fundamental equality of all in relation to the collective provisions of government; only some will depend on the basic income that all receive, but all can see that the income is there to depend on, should they themselves fall on hard times.” pp. 5-6 ()

Keywords

Basic Income, Republicanism, Utilitarian Theory, Liberalism, Unreasoned Control, Domination

Themes

Universal Basic Income, Workplace Republicanism, Domination

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