Human right

Who should pay for a basic income?

This question turns out to be wrong or irrelevant, as a basic income is a human right that everyone will receive.

It would be different if a new social benefit were to be distributed only to certain people, in which case the question could be asked where the money would come from. Since a basic income is primarily financed by existing transfer payments, the question of WHO or HOW is irrelevant.

The only question that would really be interesting is: “Why a basic income?”.

And the “why” has been included in the Declaration of Human Rights since 1948.

Article 1 of human rights states:

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.

Human dignity is the basis of freedom, justice and peace in the world.

That is why human dignity is inviolable or should be so in order to guarantee freedom, justice and peace in the world.

That is why it is so important to include a basic income as a birthright in the constitution.

Article 3 of human rights states:

Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person.

Life is only possible if there is a financial basis for it. Freedom only exists if people have complete freedom to decide where and how they want to live.

Everything else is still dominated by dependencies and constraints.

And the “why” has been included in the Declaration of Human Rights since 1948.

Article 4 of human rights states:

No one shall be held in slavery or servitude; slavery and the slave trade in all their forms shall be prohibited.

In a broader sense, slavery is also seen as the coercion of an act and the exploitation of people, which can still be found every day in all countries of the world without exception.

This is why the implementation of an unconditional basic income is so important, so that people can no longer be coerced into action or exploited.

Article 13 of the human rights states:

1. everyone has the right to move freely within a state and to choose his place of residence freely.

2. everyone has the right to leave any country, including his own, and to return to his country.

Having rights is nice, but you should also have the opportunity to exercise them.

And this is precisely why the basic income is so important here, as it helps to realise human rights as a whole to a large extent.

Article 22 of human rights states:

Everyone, as a member of society, has the right to social security and is entitled to enjoy, through national measures and international co-operation and in accordance with the organisation and resources of each State, the economic, social and cultural rights indispensable for his dignity and the free development of his personality.

Social security and the free development of his personality would be guaranteed with a basic income.

Article 25 of human rights states:

(1) Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing, medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability or widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood through no fault of his own.

2. mothers and children are entitled to special care and support. All children, both legitimate and illegitimate, enjoy the same social protection.

A new intergenerational contract, which could become a reality through an unconditional basic income as a birthright, would fulfil Article 25 in full.

Article 27 of human rights states:

(1) Everyone has the right freely to participate in the cultural life of the community, to enjoy the arts and to share in scientific advancement and its achievements.

Participation in society and in progress and its achievements would also be guaranteed by a sufficiently high basic income.

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