André Gorz and the Guaranteed Social Income

In an article entitled "Economics and the policy of the unconditional income of existence, a tribute to André Gorz" [1], Antonella Corsani, economist, presents the way in which this philosopher was able to conceive the existence income. The following developments are meant to be a synthesis of this article, which offers a very enlightening introduction … Lire la suite André Gorz and the Guaranteed Social Income

Universal income: from desirability to feasibility

In an article entitled "Universal income : going beyond the theorem of impossibility" [1], Marc-Antoine Sabaté, a doctoral student in political theory at the Free University of Brussels, suggests that when we talk about this subject, the right question to ask oneself is not only that of its financing. It seems to him much more … Lire la suite Universal income: from desirability to feasibility

Basic income : another idea of cooperation

Mark Hunyadi is Professor of Social, Moral and Political Philosophy at the Catholic University of Louvain. In an article entitled " Une autre idée de la coopération : la philosophie sociale de l’allocation universelle " [1], he provides in his favor an argument that is really convincing and "relates to a moral reason resulting from a certain conception … Lire la suite Basic income : another idea of cooperation

Amartya Sen and basic income

Sometimes referred to as the "Nobel of the Poor" [1], Amartya Sen, an Indian economist and philosopher, is today one of the most influential intellectuals in the world. His writings are recognized for their major contribution to the analysis of inequalities and reflections on justice. Deeply marked by the famine that affected Bengal in 1943, … Lire la suite Amartya Sen and basic income

The real freedom for all : a justification for the unconditionality of basic income

A previous article (here) was intended to show how the thought of the political philosopher John Rawls provides a very promising theoretical foundation for basic income. However, Rawls was not in favor of paying an unconditional allowance to people who were able to find a job. Indeed, his philosophy is based on the theory of … Lire la suite The real freedom for all : a justification for the unconditionality of basic income

John Rawls and basic income

John Rawls's Theory of Justice : A Promising Theoretical Framework for Basic Income ? One way to try to answer the question of philosophical justifications for basic income is to ask whether it is "just" and "moral". This questioning naturally ties in with the wider question of "what is a just society?" It therefore refers … Lire la suite John Rawls and basic income

The need of a theoretical foundation for basic income

In an article entitled "Is universal income fair? (1) Floran Augagneur, philosopher, asks the question, on the one hand, to know "why the idea of the basic income exceeds the classical ideological divisions" and, on the other hand, "why it finds opponents and supporters within each ideological family ". Without taking any position in favor … Lire la suite The need of a theoretical foundation for basic income