Why Arguing over the Morality of Basic Income is a Waste of Time

The real battle over basic income will be the political one. Basic income advocates need to forget about the moral arguments and concentrate on the political battles.

Rand’s case, in particular, shows why arguments over basic income’s morality are meaningless. Reality shows that most people will accept basic income; regardless of their beliefs.

History teaches that basic income will succeed if we offer it to large numbers of people. For this reason we must concentrate on the political battles, not the philosophical or ideological battles.

The key to implementing basic income is electing legislative majorities dedicated to enacting it. History demonstrates that once a concept’s advocates have the political power the moral arguments are meaningless.

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