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Volume 19  Number 4  •  Spring 2015
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Property Rights, Coercion, and the Welfare State
The Libertarian Case for a Basic Income for All
By Matt Zwolinski
This article appeared in the Spring 2015 issue of The Independent Review

Libertarians should endorse a basic-income guarantee not only because it would work better than our current social welfare system, but also because it is a positive value in its own right. Because the initial owners of land seized it, Lockean libertarian principles necessitate some form of compensation, and a government-guaranteed basic income is the alternative best suited to fill that role and can do so without violating individual property rights.

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