Caplan-Wilkinson Universal Basic Income Debate
By Bryan Caplan
At this year’s 10th Anniversary Students for Liberty conference, I’m debating Will Wilkinson on, “Should libertarians support a Universal Basic Income?” My answer is an emphatic no. Not only libertarians but liberals, conservatives, and reality-based socialists should oppose this populist earworm. In a world of limited resource, means-testing is always the way to go. Indeed, I struggle to pass the Ideological Turing Test here, but I’ll sincerely try.
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