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Gijs van Donselaar: How to Have it All without Embarrassment: Freedom, Equality and Pareto-optimality

Wanneer:wo 17-11-2010 15:15 - 17:00
Waar:Faculty of Philosophy, Oude Boteringestraat 52, Groningen, room Omega

Lecture organised by the department of Ethics

Everyone welcome!

Philippe Van Parijs’ argument for the introduction of a so-called Unconditional Basic Income (UBI), which, after the collapse of Marxism in practise and theory, has attracted many from the left, has to face up to two related embarrassments.

1. It allows, even sanctions, parasitic or exploitative economic relations between people who work hard and people who are lazy.

2. It cannot ‘socially prefer’ greater over lesser stocks of external resources.