Universal Basic Income as Pacification for the Poor, Liberation for the Wealthy

It’s been too long since I’ve done a running commentary on an article. To remedy that, here’s one on how the UBI is bullshit. In the spring of 1968, a full-page letter addressed to Congress appeared in the Sunday edition of the New York Times, written by five prominent liberal economists. The letter’s chief author, John…

A Socialism that Universalizes Work is a Socialism not worth Having

Recently I mused on Twitter and elsewhere that I wasn’t sure what was worse: Socialists who wanted to universalize the suffering of meetings or capitalists who want to privatize the most important meetings to themselves. In the latter, at least only a handful of the population is (theoretically) suffering from meetings and how boring, long,…

Patreon Update for 3/4/17

Patreon Update(s)/Introduction  Another month has flown by and it was quite a varied month! I wrote an article on an anti-work movie, one on anti-work critiques, ideas about automation and I had my usual article talking about the universal basic income. I covered a swath of topics (which isn’t to say these topics haven’t been done…