Canada’s rediscovered 1970s successful social justice experiment - The Manitoba Mincome. A December 2012 talk in Vancouver by Evelyn Forget on guaranteed income and the positive outcomes of the 1970s pilot project - The Manitoba Mincome.
What's in a name: Livable or Basic Income or...?
by C.A. L’Hirondelle (Note: this is a draft version posted here for comments. See final article at livableincome.org ) Now that the word ‘basic’ is being used as an insult, can we stop calling it “basic income”? From the Urban Dictionary: “Likened to children, a ‘basic’ is a term used to describe someone with attributes of idiocy, foolishness and child-like behaviour. A...
The Status Syndrome
- why people abuse service workers and don’t want a boring basic income by C.A. L’Hirondelle - May 22, 2012 This is dedicated to all the frontline people who provide low-status low-pay service to others and to those who endure daily insults and joy-killing indignities as part of their job. And it is written to encourage more people to read and examine the ideas of the book Somebodies...
Letters to LIFE reprinted with permission FailSafe Humanity by Sharon Lee Robertson - April 2005 For the past year or so I have been working on a book with the working title of “FailSafe Humanity”. The basic assumption of the book is that 1st & 2nd world nations may well be facing a future characterised by severe economic and therefore social dislocation resulting from any one...
Reflections on 2002 BC fight back coalitions: the...
Written in 2002 BC, Canada after the newly elected Liberals (neo-liberal or neo-conservative) came to power and began making large budget cuts. author anonymous for now The Great Divide (alt title, Towards a Principled Resistance) Many of coalition meetings with community groups, grassroots activists and union members meetings were held around after the Liberals were elected in 2002 that...
Anonymous asked: In a post-GLI world, people might do more of all the currently usually unpaid but essential "work" (often considered "women's work") like raising children well, comforting the sick and dying, telling local stories and contemplating the universe, being a good friend, making the world a more interesting and friendly place including by dancing, preserving local history,...
Anonymous asked: I guess the question is not whether people in a GUI-world would stop working. quite the contrary, they would do what they feel urged to do. But perhaps more important is whether these occupations would be occupations also directed to the benefit of the community or in connection with others. Perhaps this is what lies in the background of those admonitions that with a GUI everyone would live in a...
Responses to "What work would you do in post-GLI...
antihuman_c I would write comedy, fix computer & broadband issues and plant trees (while planning the extinction of mankind obviously) (via Twitter) _hazrul The same job I’m doing now. More willing to take risk though. (via Twitter) trapdinawrpool I’d burn all the studies on poverty and hunger that I have accumulated but then that would greatly increase the threat of AGW ...
What 'work' would you do in a post GLI world?
On July 15th tweep @joepdx wrote: “OMG If I had a minimum basic income I would WORK so much: at the (tool) library, on the radio, writing news, landscape maintenance.” Which leads to the question, if there were a minimum basic income, or guaranteed livable income, guaranteed annual income, citizen’s dividend, lifetime fellowship, or whatever we choose to call it…. What...
Anonymous asked: In the struggle for equality and social justice people often forget that a falling population means the remainder get a bigger share of the pie. I wonder how this has changed over the past century?
Anonymous asked: simsa0 : I haven't read Vine Deloria's book yet, but this take of the "pie in the sky" seems a bit overstreched. Ruining the earth _because_ in heaven everything will be fine (as I take your paraphrase) ignores that for 2.000 years Chistian societies have always lived in the permanent expectation of Christ's Second Coming, announced by the reign of the Anti-Christ, the...
In the struggle for equality and social justice people often forget that a falling population means the remainder get a bigger share of the pie. I wonder how this has changed over the past century? punkscience