Today, he is out with an essay in the Wall Street Journal advocating a universal basic income:
My version of a UBI would do nothing to stage-manage their lives. In place of little bundles of benefits to be used as a bureaucracy specifies, they would get $10,000 a year to use as they wish.It is a fraud if Murray calls himself a libertarian. Libertarianism is about freedom from government. Murray's plan obviously calls for the taking of money from some to give to others, That is an authoritarian central planner coercive plan. It is the opposite of liberty.
A UBI would present the most disadvantaged among us with an open road to the middle class if they put their minds to it. It would say to people who have never had reason to believe it before: “Your future is in your hands.” And that would be the truthThese guys just don't appear to understand the incredible Kirznerain insight that entrepreneurship is about seeing opportunity and grasping it, not about piles of money in the bank or government handouts.