„The big misunderstanding…“ – Karl Widerquist über OECD-Studie zum Basic Income

In einem Blogbeitrag für die Basic Income News beschäftigt sich Karl Widerquist mit den Kosten eines Universal Basic Income und missverständlichen Berechnungen dazu. Darin erwähnt er auch die kürzlich erschiene OECD-Studie. Kate McFarland greift diese Studie in ihrem Beitrag ebenfalls auf. Siehe dazu ebenso die Diskussion zwischen Enno Schmidt und Reiner Eichenberger kurz vor der Volksabstimmung in der Schweiz im vergangenen Jahr. In ihr wird sehr deutlich, dass die Einwände Eichenbergers nicht einfach Finanzierungseinwände sind. Sie ruhen auf bestimmten Staats- und auch Gerechtigkeitsvorstellungen.

Mark Zuckerberg über Universal Basic Income

Hier die Passage, in der Zuckerberg das Universal Basic Income erwähnt:

„We should have a society that measures progress not just by economic metrics like GDP, but by how many of us have a role we find meaningful. We should explore ideas like universal basic income to give everyone a cushion to try new things. We’re going to change jobs many times, so we need affordable childcare to get to work and healthcare that isn’t tied to one company. We’re all going to make mistakes, so we need a society that focuses less on locking us up or stigmatizing us. And as technology keeps changing, we need a society that focuses more on continuous education throughout our lives.“

Die ganze Rede finden Sie hier.

„Universal Basic Income: Has its Time Come?“…

…fragte die BBC World Service und lud dazu eine Runde ein:

„To discuss all this and more, the BBC’s Ed Butler is joined by a panel of four: Professor Louise Haagh, Reader of Politics at the University of York, and the co-chair of the Basic Income Earth Network; Michael Tanner, Senior Fellow of the CATO Institute in Washington DC; Michael Faye, co-founder of Give Directly, which is piloting its own Universal Income project in Kenya; and Professor Ian Gough of the Centre for the Analysis of Social Exclusion at the London School of Economics.“

„My Second Thoughts About Universal Basic Income“…

…ein Beitrag von Tyler Cowen, der so schließt: „Unfortunately, I don’t have a good answer for how to get there, but I worry that permanent subsidies for those who don’t work wouldn’t lead toward solutions. That means effective safety-net policies will continue to be messy and complex. Although the universal basic income idea sounds like a good direct fix, it probably leads in the wrong direction.“

The Washington Post on Universal Basic Income

„To support innovation, subsidize creators.
Each week, In Theory takes on a big idea in the news and explores it from a range of perspectives. This week we’re talking about universal basic income. Need a primer? Catch up here.“

Weitere Texte:
Oren Cass: Basic income won’t fix America’s social divide
Matt Zwolinski: Our welfare system insults the poor. Basic income could do better.
Matt Bruenig: Tired of capitalism? There could be a better way.
Jonathan Coppage: The terrible cost of universal basic income