[P2P-F] Fwd: UBI ands the Precariat
michel at p2pfoundation.net
Thu Jan 19 04:53:46 CET 2017
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From: John Restakis <restakis at gmail.com>
Date: Thu, Jan 19, 2017 at 4:56 AM
Subject: Re: UBI ands the Precariat
Yet one more cautionary tale about the misuse of UBI, this one coming from
the much touted initiative in Finland.
"It is technically possible to create a broad-based UBI that increases
worker bargaining power and leisure while decreasing inequality and
poverty, especially in a wealthy country like the United States.
But it is just as possible to redirect the energy behind a liberatory UBI
into implementing a conservative one
forcing unemployed workers into bad jobs while undermining organized labor,
earnings equality, and the welfare state.
Indeed, it is even possible to pull off such a bait-and-switch while
convincing the rest of the world that you are engaged in progressive
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