Knee-jerk criticisms of UBI (mandatory participation on trial — part three)

Karl Widerquist

Virtually any new idea meets with fallacious, knee-jerk criticisms. UBI is no exception. Some of the most common such criticisms of UBI portray it as being against paid work, property, or the market economy.

Paid work is fine if people can freely choose or refuse it. To accuse someone who is against forced work of being against work is like accusing someone who is against rape of being against sex

This argument isn’t about private property or the market economy.

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