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Sun Woo Lee, Stanford University

Location

Tacoma

Event Website

https://www.pugetsound.edu/academics/departments-and-programs/undergraduate/philosophy/philosophyconference/

Start Date

1-2-2019 2:00 PM

End Date

1-2-2019 2:50 PM

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Universal Basic Income is a welfare scheme that deliberately stays agnostic about how it is spent and the type of people it benefits. In this paper, I argue that contrary to its façade of agnosticism, UBI is not as carefree as its proponents say it is or wish it to be. I point out a definitional feature of UBI that is at odds with its commitment to anti-paternalism--its insistence on continuous payment. Drawing on the contest between Basic Income and Basic Capital, the latter of which endorses lump-sum payments as opposed to Basic Income’s periodic ones, I suggest that UBI proponents cannot stand by its requirement of periodicity without jeopardizing the anti-paternalistic grounds that underpin the policy.

Universal Basic Income is a welfare scheme that deliberately stays agnostic about how it is spent and the type of people it benefits. In this paper, I argue that contrary to its façade of agnosticism, UBI is not as carefree as its proponents say it is or wish it to be. I point out a definitional feature of UBI that is at odds with its commitment to anti-paternalism--its insistence on continuous payment. Drawing on the contest between Basic Income and Basic Capital, the latter of which endorses lump-sum payments as opposed to Basic Income’s periodic ones, I suggest that UBI proponents cannot stand by its requirement of periodicity without jeopardizing the anti-paternalistic grounds that underpin the policy.

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Feb 1st, 2:00 PM Feb 1st, 2:50 PM

UBI as Regular Payment: Egalitarian Safeguard or Dose of Paternalism?

Tacoma

Universal Basic Income is a welfare scheme that deliberately stays agnostic about how it is spent and the type of people it benefits. In this paper, I argue that contrary to its façade of agnosticism, UBI is not as carefree as its proponents say it is or wish it to be. I point out a definitional feature of UBI that is at odds with its commitment to anti-paternalism--its insistence on continuous payment. Drawing on the contest between Basic Income and Basic Capital, the latter of which endorses lump-sum payments as opposed to Basic Income’s periodic ones, I suggest that UBI proponents cannot stand by its requirement of periodicity without jeopardizing the anti-paternalistic grounds that underpin the policy.

Universal Basic Income is a welfare scheme that deliberately stays agnostic about how it is spent and the type of people it benefits. In this paper, I argue that contrary to its façade of agnosticism, UBI is not as carefree as its proponents say it is or wish it to be. I point out a definitional feature of UBI that is at odds with its commitment to anti-paternalism--its insistence on continuous payment. Drawing on the contest between Basic Income and Basic Capital, the latter of which endorses lump-sum payments as opposed to Basic Income’s periodic ones, I suggest that UBI proponents cannot stand by its requirement of periodicity without jeopardizing the anti-paternalistic grounds that underpin the policy.

https://soundideas.pugetsound.edu/psupc/psupc2019/friday/7