Reimagining the Common Good


What is the Meaning Behind These Categories?

These categories are intended to orient you to the substance of the article and to communicate our framework for understanding the endowments that constitute civic life. This “human ecology” model is at the core of the Thriving Cities Project, a research initiative of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture.

The Prosperous

On a Universal Basic Income, Part 1

We investigate a proposal to address the growing economic insecurity created by flexible capitalism that has won support from surprisingly diverse ideological camps.

By Philip Lorish | Vol. 86

The Prosperous

Libertarian Charles Murray: The welfare state has denuded our civic culture

On the Libertarian Right, theorists like Charles Murray advocate for the UBI as a replacement for the vast majority of government-administered social programs.

By Charles Murray | Vol. 86

The Prosperous

Life, Liberty, and a Little Bit of Cash

On the Social Democratic Left, the UBI does not necessarily replace the modern welfare state, but merely supplements it.

By Sean Butler | Vol. 86

The Prosperous

This Kenyan village is a laboratory for the biggest basic income experiment ever

On the Philanthrocapitalist Right, some are making direct donations to individuals as a way to alleviate need and encourage innovation.

By Dylan Matthews | Vol. 86

The Prosperous

India flirts with a UBI

On the Humanitarian Left, the case for the UBI is about building a commitment to social justice into a society’s political self-understanding as its economy modernizes.

| Vol. 86

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