For the first time, everyone will have the individual negotiating power to dictate terms to employers that must be met.
The Progressive Case for Replacing the Welfare State with Basic Income
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And this sentence (and this entire point of reasoning) is the real reason the ruling class fear UBI. You sell it as a positive, which it is to the working class and society as a whole, but I’m pretty sure the current ruling class see it as a massive risk.

What we must remember is the ruling class railed against the abolishment of child labour and slavery, claiming each would destroy the economic foundation of society. Obviously it didn’t but there were negative consequences for those who enjoyed the benefits of those two systems of cheap/free labour.

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