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The Civic MinimumOn the Rights and Obligations of Economic Citizenship$
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Stuart White

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780198295051

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0198295057.001.0001

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Basic Income

Basic Income

(p.153) Chapter 7 Basic Income
The Civic Minimum

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This chapter considers the debates over unconditional basic income (UBI). Debates over welfare reform rage between advocates of welfare contractualism and supporters of UBI. When judged against standards of non-ideal fair reciprocity, there is good reason to be wary of both types of policies on their own. Policymakers guided by the distributive aims to fair reciprocity and legitimate paternalistic considerations should consider the combination of the two.

Keywords:   unconditional basic income, welfare contractualism, fair reciprocity

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