#Running4Mayor: „During the race for president, @AndrewYang became best known for his universal basic income proposal to give every American $1,000 a month. – Yang says he will propose a similar plan for New Yorkers – an idea which could shake up the race.“https://t.co/DtqBkTVgxq
— Mensch in Germany (@InMensch) January 14, 2021
Close schools. National lockdown. Universal Basic Income until the virus is in retreat. Massive subsidies and stakes to keep business afloat. National mobilisation to stop NHS being overwhelmed – sounds radical now. Won’t by mid-Jan.
— Paul Mason (@paulmasonnews) January 1, 2021
Mason hatte schon im vergangenen Sommer in einem Beitrag für den New Statesman in diese Richtung argumentiert:
„As I argued in Postcapitalism: A Guide to Our Future, UBI is not the panacea that its most ardent activists believe it is. It should be conceived not as an anti-crisis measure, nor as a substitute benefit system, but as a one-time and temporary measure to promote the rapid automation of society, and the reduction of necessary work time.“
…eine Veröffentlichung des European Environmental Bureau, die sich auch mit einem Universal Basic Income beschäftigt (ab S. 48).
„A basic income is also a recognition of our collective social and ecological inheritance, the true source of wealth,“ writes economist Guy Standing. In an article featured on @BuildResilience, Standing makes a nuanced and compelling case for #UBI. https://t.co/bVHxYyPOxC
— Stanford Basic Income Lab (@StanfordBIL) December 2, 2020
The only reason the idea of UBI has ever been divisive is because some people believe that other people should be subordinate to them, and many people agree with them in hopes of gaining that power for themselves. UBI is freedom from domination, via unconditional power to say no. https://t.co/VrGP591wna pic.twitter.com/nNpP2uTXtg
— Scott Santens♂️ (@scottsantens) October 29, 2020
…“an interview with Professor Matt Smith, an expert in the history of mental health and psychiatry and fellow Psychology Today blogger. His new work explores Universal Basic Income (UBI) and how governments, health systems, and citizens might address both poverty and mental illness.“
„I came to this idea of the #UBI at the beginning of the 1980s… The UBI offered an alternative to neoliberalism and state socialism, because it allowed people to free themselves from both market subjection and state submission.“ – @pvpbrusselshttps://t.co/oGkSyjqlHR
— Scott Santens♂️ (@scottsantens) August 26, 2020
There are only 2 choices: either you want a universal program like Basic Income to eliminate poverty or you want poverty to exist. If you want to address poverty with conditional programs, you want poverty to exist for the people who fail or refuse to meet your conditions.
— Karl Widerquist (@KarlWiderquist) August 22, 2020
Für all die Lebenslagen, in denen nur Einkommensmangel der Grund für Armut ist, trifft Karl Widerquists These zu, für andere Armutsgründe bedarf es anderer Antworten. Allerdings würde auch hier ein BGE etwas verändern, siehe hier und hier.