Basic Income and Distributive Justice
  1. What are the distinguishing features of basic income? How does this policy differ from traditional systems of unemployment benefits? What are the likely effects of introduction a basic income?
  1. What are Rawls’s principles of justice and what arguments does he offer for them? Are his arguments plausible? Do these principle support basic income?
  1. What are the demands of democratic equality and what arguments does Anderson offer for them? Are these arguments plausible? Do these principles support basic income?
  1. How problematic is it that basic income gives people “something for nothing”?
  1. How forceful is the entitlement objection? Does Nozick’s example of Wilt Chamberlain provide us with good reasons to uphold the objection?