Constitutional Right to Income

TitleConstitutional Right to Income
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2000
AuthorsLadenson, R
Corporate AuthorsAssociation for Practical and Professional Ethics,
Date Published1/2000
PublisherAssociation for Practical and Professional Ethics
Publication Languageeng
KeywordsECONOMICS , PHILOSOPHY , Public Policy , Social Justice
AbstractThe year is 2020, and the new President of the United States has come to believe that the growing gap between the highest and lowest income groups likely reflects a deep problem in both the United States and world economies related to major technical innovations of the late twentieth centuries, and that a dramatic break is needed from past ways of thinking about economic and social policy. She is thinking about an idea of the economist Robert Theobold that would guarantee to every citizen of the U.S. the right to an income from the federal government sufficient to enable him to live with dignity.
NotesCase from the 2000 National Ethics Bowl Competition. Association for Practical and Professional Ethics, 2000
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