„Beyond 2020: Discussing Universal Basic Income as a Potential Poverty Alleviation Policy Option for China…

…A roundtable discussion on Universal Basic Income (UBI) was recently hosted by the United Nations Development Programme in China (UNDP China) in Beijing. The roundtable brought together more than 45 representatives from academia, United Nations agencies, government, embassies and civil society to exchange viewpoints and share ideas on the concept of UBI and its potential in China.“

Hier geht es zum Bericht.

„A Universally Bad Idea…

…Silicon Valley titans push the Marxist-Leninist nonsense of a guaranteed income“, starke Worte im Wallstreet Journal, zumindest der Titel lässt einiges erwarten, auch eine Menge Durcheinander. Ein historischer Blick in die Sowjetunion und die DDR hätten den Autor vor dem Untertitel bewahrt, der das Bedingungslose Grundeinkommen in eine Tradition stellt, in der es nicht steht.

„Why is UBI such a tedious topic?“

Die Frage wird von Robin Kaiser-Schatzlein am Ende in ein einfaches, aber selten vorgebrachtes Argument aufgelöst:

„Pay is, essentially, a political token that we trade in order to control our lives. And if pay isn’t to reward increased productivity, if productivity has been resolved as a problem, pay ought to be linked to our value as citizens in a democracy, meaning distributed equally. This is a good argument for a UBI.“

That’s it: from the spirit of democracy – aus dem Geist der Demokratie eben.

Sascha Liebermann

UN Generalsekretär thematisiert „Universal Basic Income“…

…meldet das Archiv Grundeinkommen und weist auf die Rede des Generalsekretärs am 25. September hin:

Secretary-General Addresses General Debate, 73rd Session (Video, 23 Min)
25 Sep 2018 – Antonio Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General, addresses the general debate of the 73rd Session of the General Assembly of the UN (New York, 25 September – 01 October 2018).
(… UBI at 15m 23sec …)“

„Americans Want to Believe Jobs Are the Solution to Poverty. They’re Not“…

…ein Feature von Matthew Desmond in der New York Times über ein geläufiges Vorurteil. In einer Passage geht es um das „universal basic income“:

„Because liberals have allowed conservatives to set the terms of the poverty debate, they find themselves arguing about radical solutions that imagine either a fully employed nation (like a jobs guarantee) or a postwork society (like a universal basic income). Neither plan has the faintest hope of being actually implemented nationwide anytime soon, which means neither is any good to Vanessa and millions like her. When so much attention is spent on far-off, utopian solutions, we neglect the importance of the poverty fixes we already have.“

Am Ende seines Beitrags kommt Desmond darauf zu sprechen, was er für wichtig und richtig erachtet:

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