Universal Dividend as an alternative to Basic Income
The analysis I would agree with on why we need a Basic Income, the question is how do we pay for it?
Postcapitalism, the usual rules do not apply.
Do we want a world of serfs working for apps, Uber, task rabbit, Deliveroo, Wheelys, atomised workers bidding against each other in negative auctions to drive wages below the minimum wage, of zero hours, bullshit jobs, of workers standing in the market place, the literal job market, hoping to be offered a job.
When a worker offers his labour, it is a perishable good, if not sold today, it cannot be sold tomorrow.
Or we can have a world of open source, peer-to-peer, sharing, collaborative commons, open coops.
“The morality of work is the morality of slaves, and the modern world has no need of slavery.” — Bertrand Russellmedium.com
One of the Right’s favourite illusions is that wealth is produced individually before it is collectivised by the state…medium.com