So step one, before we try either a UBI or a JG or anything else, let’s put a serious effort into giving names and recognition to these other kinds of work that we do: make our invisible labor visible. Unlike the jobs which are currently vanishing, these aren’t going away at all.
… our work because what we do is important to our community, is seen as a valued contribution to it. But we’re prone to confusing our work with our job. The fact is that a lot of us contribute actively to our communities in ways we don’t get paid for: we raise families, we volunteer, we help people resolve their differences, we organize events, we listen to each other and provide emotional support, we pay attention to each other’s needs.