Fixing the welfare state, for everybody’s benefit, should be high on the political agenda. But if a fix isn’t possible, maybe we should be thinking more radically about its very real problems.
Click on over to Townhall.com, for Paul Jacob’s December 20, 2015, column. Then come back here, for more information.
- Cato: “Finland to Break New Ground with Basic Income Experiment,” by Charles Hughes
- Independent Institute: “Property Rights, Coercion, and the Welfare State: The Libertarian Case for a Basic Income for All,” by Matt Zwolinski
- Independent Institute: “A Philosophical Economist’s Case against a Government-Guaranteed Basic Income,” by David R. Henderson
- The Tom Woods Show: “Should Libertarians Support a Basic Income Guarantee?,” Tom Woods interviewing Matt Zwolinski
- The Foundation for Law, Justice and Society: “Guaranteed Income as a Replacement for the Welfare State,” by Charles Murray
- The Atlantic: “The Conservative Case for a Guaranteed Basic Income,” by Noah Gordon
- Cato: “Tangled Web of Welfare Programs Creates High Tax Rates on Participants,” by Charles Hughes
- Congressional Budget Office: “Effective Marginal Tax Rates for Low- and Moderate-Income Workers in 2016”
- The Guardian: “Even in Finland, universal basic income is too good to be true,” by Declan Gaffney
- Adam Smith Institute: “Will the Finns be the first to introduce a basic income?” by Mikko I Arevuo