Neoliberal Universal Basic Income (UBI):
- Give folks X amount a month - Remove the social safety net (free healthcare, etc.) “because now there’s UBI”
Progressive Universal Basic Income (UBI):
- Pay everyone a living wage - Also keep the social safety net
Very different things.
@aral does a progressive UBI (“PUBI”) do anything to make sure your mincome doesn’t just get soaked up by landlords raising rent?
@garbados @aral you always get a living wage. when that is increased, the UBI must get increased too!
@davidak @aral quick aside, a "wage" is always in exchange for work, paid out by an employer. a UBI, in which your income is not dependent on working, is categorically not a wage.
@garbados @aral the term "living wage" means, according to wikipedia: "the minimum income necessary for a worker to meet their basic needs". An UBI should not be less than that amount!
@davidak @aral sure! i just mean that UBI is not a wage
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