In the modern hegemony of identity politics, a person is only allowed to comment on something if they have direct experience of it. So one answer is that yes, it is okay that sick and disabled people write about issues affecting them, because in fact they’re the only people who have the right to do … Continue reading #IsItOk that sick and disabled people have written books about the harm the UK government has done to us?
This post is a response to Simon Duffy’s critique of a debate between Barb Johnson (from Basic Income UK) and Anna Coote (from New Economics Foundation). Barb Johnson, as the campaigning group she is from implies, supports a Basic Income Guarantee or Universal Basic Income – a sum of money paid to all citizens (residents?) … Continue reading Subsidiarity and the UBI vs UBS debate
UBI imagines a world in which all jobs are carried out by robots. The increased use of robots in work is assumed to mean that we can never achieve full employment again. This is despite the fact that the period of full employment, between WW2 and Thatcher, occurred after the development of the stocking frame … Continue reading (satirical) UBI critique – when the robots take over
Let us imagine that a UBI is paid that is at the minimum income standard (MIS). The MIS is enough money for social participation and inclusion. A disability component exists that gives disabled people enough income to meet the extra costs that they incur for being disabled. Let us also imagine that you know a … Continue reading (satirical) UBI critique – what happens when no-one needs charity or earnings?