Opinions from Swarthmore College's alumniSee all schools and universities
Elizabeth S. Anderson, Philosopher. University of Michigan.
disagrees Basic IncomeVan Parijs would guarantee everyone the maximum unconditional basic income that could be sustained in a society (...) regardless of wether they were able or performing socially useful work. Lazy, able-bodied surfers would be just as entitled to that income as dependent caretakers or the disabled. (...) Van Parij's proposal effectively indulges the tastes of the lazy and irresponsible at the expen... See More
Dean Baker, Macroeconomist and codirector of the Center for Economic and Policy Research
disagrees Job GuaranteeA jobs guarantee may be a good aspirational goal, but we have a lot of messy work that we have to deal with first. If the push for a jobs guarantee distracts from this work, then it will be a major step backwards
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