Working oneself up and Universal Basic Income

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I respond to a challenge raised by Jordan Pascoe: Kant’s conception of obtaining full citizenship through working oneself up necessarily condemns some people to passive citizenship. I argue that we should not focus on work to establish universal full citizenship. Rather, a Universal Basic Income, income paid regularly to everyone and without conditions, can secure everyone’s full citizenship. Moreover, I argue that such a scheme is more Kantian in nature than hitherto assumed.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages9
JournalKantian Review
Issue number2
Early online date4 Apr 2024
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 4 Apr 2024

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