Give your opinions on Minarchy + Universal Basic Income (UBI)
Libertarianism is a massive spectrum ranging from pure anarchy to just the enforcement of the bill of rights. I’d like to hear people’s opinions on a minarchist government that consists of the basics: courts/judges/police/defense only military/infrastructure/education and also provides a system of Universal Basic Income.
If the United States kept it’s current tax system but restricted it’s spending to these basics it could send checks of about $13,000 to every adult every year. This is money that can go to starting a business, buying a home, paying for health insurance, sending your child to private school, ending poverty. It would replace welfare spending, but give more people the flexibility to spend as they want.
When I think of libertarianism I imagine a place where people have the freedom to live the life they want. Access to education, doctors, food & shelter are essential to live a free life. The problem with government spending is the same problem as communism, the government is horrible at making 330 million decisions accurately. It is better for those 330 million people to make their own decisions. It is almost always better to just give people money rather than trying to legislate how it should be spent.
What is the community’s opinion on this proposal?
Article from r/Libertarian: For a Free Society