The circle of obligation and the mandatory-participation “social contract” (Mandatory Participation on Trial, Part 12)

The circle of obligation and the mandatory-participation “social contract” (Mandatory Participation on Trial, Part 12)

Many people have imagined a workers’ revolution that cuts out property owners and establishes a true circle-of-obligation. As always, let me see the plan. Maybe it solves some of the problems I’ve mentioned, but no plan solves the insider-outsider problems inherent in politics. Wishful thinking about everyone becoming better people after the revolution won’t make the self-serving bias of people in power go away.

Australian Greens propose ‘liveable income guarantee’

By: John Quiggin. Original Post: https://theconversation.com/the-greens-liveable-income-guarantee-is-a-serious-idea-the-major-parties-wont-touch-yet-179573 The Australian Greens have lobbed a large rock into the placid pool of economic policy by announcing a proposal

How Basic Income Prevents Violence

BY LEA HOEFER, ERIC REINHART, AND TANYA L. ZAKRISON Original Post: https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2022/03/how-cash-transfer-programs-prevent-violent-crime.html Every night in Chicago, trauma surgeons face a scenario that loops on seemingly endless repeat. An

UBI Recipient: Before my Basic Income and the Child Tax Credit, I Used To Have to Work Four or Five Jobs To Make Ends Meet

By: ERICA Original Post: https://msmagazine.com/2022/02/24/front-and-center-17-erica-child-tax-credit-guaranteed-income-black-mothers-women-covid-magnolia-mothers-trust-jackson-mississippi/ _________________________________________ Front and Center is a groundbreaking series of op-eds—published by Ms. and created in partnership with the Magnolia Mother’s Trust—which aims

Opinion: Time for a citizen dividend

By Guest Contributor Original article: https://basicincome.org/news/2021/11/opinion-time-for-a-citizen-dividend/ Guaranteed income programs are popping up everywhere in the US. It is time to expand beyond local pilot programs and embrace

Protesting Activists in South Africa Demand Basic Income

Protesters march on National Treasury after budget last week By Mosima Rafapa Original article: http://www.groundup.org.za/article/activists-demand-basic-income-grant/ About 80 people marched to the offices of the National Treasury

UBI Gains a Friend in High Places

He is best known for his work on a Stockton pilot project that provided $500 a month to a small group of low-income residents. By Carla

The Other Epidemic: Deaths of Despair

Anne Case and Angus Deaton provide a compelling account of the problem, but anemic solutions. The epidemic of deaths of despair will continue unless we

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