To me, that blows out of the water all of these arguments that large corporations and business lobbyists make about taxation and regulation. “Oh, if only the tax rates were so much lower, we would invest,” or, “Oh, if only this or that red tape was different.”
Why Uber and Apple Won’t Save The Economy
John Battelle

Ok, so not venal, just very, very “risk-averse”?

“Not me, I was only following incentives”…

Human nature then, as always; its counterpart is reflected in the reference to pre-revolutionary France below — we know how this ends up.

And yet the solution being floated is to bring in Universal Basic Income (which will be hedged about by conditionality for sure, as such a control tool in waiting)— not to raise wages which would provide dignity and autonomy?

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