If the welfare state is bad, would a basic income do better?
A basic income guarantee isn't libertarian. But it beats the welfare state as we know it, and libertarians should support it, says Matt Zwolinski.
Michael Huemer argues that a basic income guarantee is morally impermissible.
Jim Manzi doubts that a basic income guarantee would emerge from our political process while still bearing its purportedly beneficial features.
Robert H. Frank argues that a basic income would be politically unpopular. He suggests a modest basic income supplemented by public work program.
Matt Zwolinski defends the basic income guarantee against those who charge that it would undermine the work ethic.
Some other argument must be given to support taxation.
Perhaps Henry George had it right.