Episode

1/14 Karl Widerquist: The Guaranteed Basic Income & the Libertarian Dilemma

January 14, 2015

Visiting Associate Professor in Philosophy at Georgetown University-Qatar, Karl Widerquist explains how a Guaranteed Basic Income would work. The push for Basic Income in Europe. The different ways of delivering a basic income. Would Basic Income replace the welfare state? Reversing Welfare “reform” overcome poverty? The problem with Libertarian thinking. Why Libertarians are all about entitlement and privilege. Also How Libertarianism leads to feudalism.

On The Fun Half: Intrepid caller asks when Sam and Cliff are getting married. More debate on the basic income. House Republicans move to deport dreamers and the 2016 Republican Primary begins. The phony Republican theatre on the Keystone Pipeline vote. And of course your calls and IMs.

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