Tag: Universal Basic Income
Mutual Exchange Radio: Evan Pierce on Universal Ecological Infrastructure
We’re back! A little late, but hopefully worth it, here’s our “August” episode of Mutual Exchange Radio. In this episode Alex McHugh stands in for host Zachary Woodman to interview C4SS editing coordinator Evan Pierce. Evan is a gardener, builder, and anarchist working on generating and regenerating universal ecological infrastructure. They’re into the cross-pollination of…
The End of Work (As We Know It) Part 2: The RICH Economy
In my previous essay Bullshit Jobs and the End of Work (As We Know It) I discussed the economic phenomenon that David Graeber coined as “bullshit jobs,” how the (transitionary) solution he suggested was to establish a universal basic income (UBI) and embrace automation leading to the end of work as we know it, and how this mirrors the…
Uma Hipótese Anarquista para a Renda Básica Universal
Original: An Anarchist Case for UBI, de Logan Marie Glitterbomb. Traduzido para o Português por Gabriel Serpa. ​A Renda Básica Universal (RBU) tem ganhado os holofotes durante esta corrida eleitoral, graças a Andrew Yang e seus apoiadores. Desde que ele começou sua campanha em favor dela, outros candidatos têm sido questionados sobre a possibilidade de…
Oltre il Reddito di Base Universale
Gettare il seme dell’infrastruttura ecologica universale Di Evan Pierce. Originale pubblicato il 13 aprile 2020 con il titolo Beyond UBI: Sowing the Seeds of Universal Ecological Infrastructure. Traduzione di Enrico Sanna. Ultimamente, si parla tanto di reddito di base universale (RBU), che servirebbe a riequilibrare le disuguaglianze, affrontare la crescente precarietà data dalla disoccupazione tecnologica,…
Beyond UBI: Sowing the Seeds of Universal Ecological Infrastructure
Ideas related to Universal Basic Income (UBI) have been gaining some traction lately with the goals of mitigating inequality, addressing the increasing precarity of technological unemployment, and attempting to ensure that people can meet their basic needs. As an anarchist seeking freedom for all, these goals overlap with my own. This essay is not intended…
An Anarchist Case for UBI
Universal Basic Income (UBI) is quickly becoming a hot topic this presidential cycle due to the likes of Andrew Yang and his supporters. Since he began his campaign, many other candidates have been interrogated about their support for the idea and more and more are responding positively, even if half-heartedly. Sadly some, such as Bernie…
Abolish Work: A Lazy Review of a Lazy Exposition of Philosophical Ergophobia
Abolish Work: A Lazy Exposition of Philosophical Ergophobia (LBC Books 2016), by Nick Ford It’s “no class but the leisure class” in Nick Ford’s new book: Abolish Work: A Lazy Exposition of Philosophical Ergophobia. Before continuing, I must acknowledge that this book includes two essays written by yours truly, which are credited to “Mr. Wilson”. Both…
What is Money for Nothing?
Michael Gibson tries to demonstrate the infeasibility of a universal basic income by showing that people actually like to work, as evidenced by the increase of hours relative to increased prosperity witnessed during the 20th and 21st centuries. According to him, a UBI would not work as major disincentives are created, which Gibson shows by…
The UBI: Another Tool for Disciplining the Poor
On both sides of the argument over the efficacy of the Universal Basic Income (UBI), there is the claim that the UBI might encourage unemployment. The critics of UBI claim this is a defect, but the Left often argues that employment is not the only value we should have, and that a universal net will…
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