N-UBI: non-universal, basic income

N-UBI: non-universal, basic income

Guy Standing has written a report for the UK Labour Party, published by the Progressive Economic Forum, titled Basic Income as Common Dividends: Piloting a Transformative Policy.

There are three main points that are worth underscoring: it is not a universal basic income (by its own admission) but what it describes as a “commons dividend”; it glosses over the likely impact of a basic income on a stratified and ‘precarious’ labour market; and it promotes a naturalist (nationalist) understanding of “the commons.”

Taken together, the proposal is, on the one hand, an elaborate pitch to three electorates (the sites of […]

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