cross-posted from: https://piefed.social/post/92667

  • A Seattle basic income pilot gave low-income residents $500 a month, nearly doubling employment rates.

  • Some participants reported getting new housing, while others saw their employment incomes rise.

  • Basic income pilots nationwide have seen noteworthy success, despite conservative opposition.

  • @[email protected]
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    2 months ago

    Yep. We now know Univeraal Basic Income (UBI) works well, even when it’s not remotely enough to live on. People buy transport, or childcare, or medicine, or whatever they really need, to get to work.

    My un-generous hot take is that leaders opposed to UBI sure look like they’re only opposed, because UBI disrupts their plans to establish a slave class in the social strata.

    • @[email protected]
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      172 months ago

      But that’s what I don’t understand. You can’t have a slave class if they’re all dead. Isn’t a slave class more useful, more productive, if they’re alive, reproducing, and consuming?

      • @ChicoSuave
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        122 months ago

        No one is dying right away. While the masses are ground into mortality, they can get a few shifts out of em.

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        The idea is for being alive to be contingent on doing whatever miserable low paid work is demanded.

      • @jorp
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        32 months ago

        You just need a high enough turnover whether through forced birth legislation, making it difficult or impossible to get birth control or sex education, or increasing immigration

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      142 months ago

      Bad idea. Next thing you know these guys will have enough free time to vote. And they’ll probably vote for stupid stuff like child care, education, bicycle infrastructure, and criminalizing food waste. It will basically become illegal to make a profit on basic human needs. And then what’s left for profiting?

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    122 months ago

    We did this in parts of Ontario Canada under the Liberals l, once the conservatives got in they axed the project with no reasoning. Don’t let this happen to y’all!

    • @jorp
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      22 months ago

      The self fulfilling prophecy of government ineffectiveness under conservatism