Why people would not stop contributing if an unconditional basic income were introduced : an argumentation from within the sociology of religion

  • The fear that with the existence of an unconditional basic income sufficient for living many people would cease to engage in a productive life, would only relax, consume and devote to having fun, can be addressed from different perspectives. One of these is the sociology of religion, which allows elaborating the argument that with such a way of life the question about the meaning of life cannot be answered. But this "meaning question", the whole research within the field of the sociology of religion speaks for this, compellingly must be answered by each life praxis. It cannot remain unanswered, as is said already in the Bible: "Man does not live on bread alone, [but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.]" (5. Moses 8.3, Matthew 4.4, Lukas 4.4) The paper examines the reasons of this fact and its consequences in regard to a life with an unconditional basic income sufficient for living.

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Author:Manuel Franzmann
Place of publication:Frankfurt am Main
Document Type:Conference Proceeding
Date of Publication (online):2008/07/18
Year of first Publication:2008
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2008/07/18
Tag:Grundeinkommen; Sozialreform; Sozialstaat; Wirtschaftswachstum; bedingungsloses Grundeinkommen
Basic Income; Universal Basic Income; intrinsic motivation; sociology of religion; welfare reform; work ethics
GND Keyword:Garantiertes Mindesteinkommen; Religionssoziologie; Arbeit; Arbeitsethik; Intrinsische Motivation; Sinn; Arbeitsmotivation; Sozialpsychologie
Page Number:6
First Page:1
Last Page:6
12th Congress of the Basic Income Earth Network in Dublin "Inequality and Development in a Globalised Economy - The Basic Income Option", June 20-21, 2008, Session 1e "Social Justice and the Meaning of Life"
Institutes:Gesellschaftswissenschaften / Gesellschaftswissenschaften
Dewey Decimal Classification:3 Sozialwissenschaften / 30 Sozialwissenschaften, Soziologie / 300 Sozialwissenschaften
Licence (German):License LogoDeutsches Urheberrecht