The Problem of Property: Taking the Freedom of Nonowners Seriously (Exploring the Basic Income Guarantee)
Business and economics, Canadian politics and government, Philosophy, Politics and government
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This book is Karl Widerquist's first statement of the “indepentarian” theory of justice, or what he calls “Justice as the Pursuit of Accord” (JPA). It provides five arguments for UBI, one based on the JPA theory of freedom, another based… on the JPA theory of property, and three that reply to common objections to UBI. Each of these three turns the argument around using the central concepts in a justification for UBI. Although the central argument is for one specific policy proposal, this book's perspective is much wider, including very basic criticism of social-contract-based and natural-rights-based theories of justice.