“Fuck it, let’s all go on strike!” part 2

In contrast to current social security measures, a CBI [Citizens Basic Income] does not explicitly link income provision with work. In this sense it can be regarded as an emancipatory measure in that it serves to free individuals from the economic necessity of toil and provides the basis to support a range of welfare enhancing activity undertaken outwith the confines of market based exchanges. A CBI is not merely an alternative to existing social security provision but rather a philosophy aimed at enhancing individual freedom and promoting social justice. In essence providing the basis for securing ‘real freedom for all’

Alisa McKay – Arguing for a Citizens Basic Income in a New Scotland (via Pat Kane)

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