The basic income and human rights

5 June 2018

To speak of economic justice today is to speak of the basic income. A basic income can be defined as an unconditional cash payment to all persons who form part of a political community. As automation increases, there is fear that labor will be replaced by “robots”. The basic income seems to be a solution to the resultant unemployment.

Gustavo Arosemena Solorzano

Assisstant Professor; Maastricht Centre for Human Rights