[pp.int.general] Why a basic income is not so socialistic

aloa5 piratenpartei at t-online.de
Tue Oct 29 18:12:52 CET 2013

Libero Urus schrieb:
> I would like to know your thoughts on the text below.
> L-I-B-E-R-A-T-U-S
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> Why a basic income might be more liberal than social systems (or less "socialistc")
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Just a few points.

1.) Friedman and his collegues (e.g. Gary Burtless) have had to admit 
that the NIT did not work as they thought before

2.) There are (spoken generally) two "versions" of a BIG. One ist 
liberal, one is socialistic. The liberal one does not work, the 
socialistic one could (perhaps) work but I´m quite sure that we would 
not like this version.

You could read Widerquist himself. He made a good paper for having a 
look on some empirical studies (Friedman and others) :

And in his paper you can read (if you can "read" it economically) why it 
failed and would fail again.

Some (or many) things can be done - others not.


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