Risk, Redistribution and Recognition
In the following article Universal Basic Income (UBI) is analysed with respectto justice. It is proposed that an UBI increases justice in society. For thisendeavour justice is defined as redistribution and recognition in accordance toFraser and Honneth (2003). They consider justice as the equal opportunity topromote self- respect and to be recognized as peers. Further, the concept of
is synthesized with the theory of justice. This warrants an UBI asincreasing justice, and data is provided from the welfare system andhypothetical consequences of an UBI to support the claim. The welfaresystem has shortcomings with respect to the labour market, which an UBIshall improve. Risks are redistributed through a more equal distribution andminimizing the impact of negative risks. Recognition is promoted throughactive economic rights in the labour market. As an UBI redistributes risks andpromotes recognition, it promotes justice.