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10 items in UBI

Excoriating essay on the inherent tensions of subordinating society to the market economy, now laid bare by the prospect of our imminent return from lockdown. Do you have a child? You may no longer be able to do your job. Putting this under UBI, because as Andrew Yang says, the only way to go, is forward.
Issue #195 published 5 Jul 2020
There is no guaranteed outcome for the policy of guaranteed minimum income but it feels like past time to give it a shot. Now looking like Spain could be first out of gate with something close to universal, unconditional income. Particularly important, as any economic ‘recovery’ is unlikely to be measured in gainful and dignified employment, as brainfooder Kevin Wheeler succinctly observed in the fb group earlier this week.
Issue #190 published 31 May 2020
A basic income could provide the demand for basic goods and services the economy will need, and give people and their communities the resilience we need.
With a very good argument on why UBI should not be means tested. Have a read if you want to get abreast of this argument - it has huge implications for the future of the work we do
Issue #185 published 26 Apr 2020
It’s astonishing how quickly a left field idea has not only become mainstream but effectively rolled out as government policy in varying flavours in many places in the world. Put cash directly into the hands of the people? You’re totally crazy Mr Yang. But it turns out it might be the only way to avert collapse of the whole system
Issue #180 published 23 Apr 2020
Not only is UBI a relevant topic for everyone on this newsletter community, this is also a fabulous website for a structured exploration of arguments. A graphical and multi-user way to increase your knowledge of complex ideas by adding claims and counter claims. We should probably all sign up and start using this.
Issue #171 published 23 Apr 2020
Well argued case for the raising the floor for everybody. First time I’ve heard the term ‘Unconditional’ with Basic Income, but it makes more sense the 'Universal’. We need to get on with this. 
Issue #16 published 23 Apr 2020
..“A UBI could very well evolve into a mechanism of central control that works in the service of ends that run counter to your values…”. Dark prophecy on an idea which is increasingly seen as a panacea to tech unemployment. Must read. 
Issue #72 published 23 Apr 2020
Not quite UBI but it feels like we’ve crossed the rubicon these last few weeks as government after government loosens the purse strings and makes payments which more directly to the people. Scott Santens essay from 2016 lays out in accessible terms what the argument for it is really is - have a read
Issue #181 published 23 Apr 2020
“…Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime. Wait, scratch that, he won’t eat for a lifetime. Automation took over and fished the metaphorical seas…” So starts this astonishing essay by Simon Sarris, who makes the case against UBI as the panacea for tech unemployment. PtII is what he suggests as an alternative…I’m persuaded. 
Issue #82 published 23 Apr 2020
Scott Santens has been a long time vocal advocate of a once radical idea - that the citizens of a country should be considered stakeholders and therefore entitled to regular dividends from the profits. He’s an excellent communicator with a new essay that is as good an exposition of the argument that you’ll find.
Issue #183 published 23 Apr 2020