Phillip W. Magness

Historian – 19th century United States

Non-ideal policy in an idealized public policy world

| July 26, 2016

Kevin Vallier offered a response on the BHL blog to my last post on the subject of the Universal Basic Income. It’s a lengthy post that should be read in full, but I wanted to briefly respond to a couple of points. In my previous post on UBI consisted of a challenge to the practicability of its implementation. […]

Why non-ideal UBI is still a unicorn hunt

| July 25, 2016

  Kevin Vallier has an interesting post up over at the BHL blog in which he takes on the public choice critiques that I have made of the Universal Basic Income proposal that is popular among some would-be reformers of the welfare state. It’s a long post and worth a read, but I want to […]