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From basic income to social dividend: sharing the value of common resources | P2P Foundation

From basic income to social dividend: sharing the value of common resources | P2P Foundation | The Great Transition | Scoop.it
Given the various problems associated with existing basic income schemes, not least of which is funding, issuing social dividends from user fees on shared resources could be a sensible alternative to the tax-funded benefit programs considered above. The social dividend approach would address a number of the concerns that drive proponents of a citizen’s income, such as providing a non-labour supplement to falling wages and incomes, or reducing social and economic exclusion.
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Brilliant must-read analysis of the basic income debate looking at social and ecological alternatives to the current neo-liberal hegemony.

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The basic income delusion

The basic income delusion | The Great Transition | Scoop.it

"The proponents of basic income claim that we deserve it because our societies are so rich. The problem is that this richness does not come from nowhere. A part of it is the product of a a failing but still vigorous imperial system which transfers wealth and resources from the south to the north under threat of military force. Another part come from the frenetic overexploitation of non-renewable natural resources, which basically means we have stolen it from our descendants. For what is probably the most favored class in the whole human history, past and future, to claim it deserves to divert still more resources so as to be able to live well without contributing anything is pure unadulterated entitlement."

 

Good arguments against the concept of basic minimum income.

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