Social Liberalism – 2

The article on Social Liberalism is:

Click to access argy.pdf

Any comments welcome.

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12 years ago

Very interesting Fred.

I would have thought Social Liberals as you define them would favour a negative tax rather than labour market regulation as being the best way to look after the low paid while minimising labour market distortion.

As a libertarianish sort of guy I support a social safety net on pragmatic grounds but I think the moral case for redistribution is as good as the moral case for conscription. If you say that there is a moral case for redistribution then I think you face the line-drawing problem. If you say redistribution is purely pragmatic then it is easier to draw the line and you start with the advantage of saying that redistribution benefits are not “entitlements” with all the expectation that term creates.