True Stories from "There Had to Be a Better Way Than This"
It may sound like common sense to some, or even many, to expect someone to do work in exchange for benefits. But this force, as is true with any applied force, has its consequences - both intended and unintended.
A fellow human being who has witnessed these results first hand recently published a paper titled There Had to Be a Better . . .
A response to Vox's latest Vox Explains video
It's videos like this we need to share more with each other...
Everyone should be earning more. Everyone isn't earning more because of globalization and technology mostly. We used to have things called middle class jobs. Those don't exist anymore like we think they do. We lost a ton of them because we no longer . . .
Basic Income as Basic Resources: Part 2
A common concern of the idea of basic income is the idea of freeriders lazily freeloading off the hard labor of others, contributing nothing in return.
I'm currently reading Karl Widerquist's latest book, and I like his . . .
Uber for Satisfaction
Read the article published on Medium by Scott Santens on November 10, 2014.
Summary: This piece is a satirical response to the idea of an income guarantee with a work requirement. It is also a response in general to the very idea of a culture that condones, encourages, enforces, and perpetuates forced labor for others.
An introduction to basic income as basic resources
A basic income is in a way a minimum claim to resources, with each person using this to claim the resources most important to them. The fact a basic income is given regardless of work, makes it that much more clear it exists as such a claim on resources based on the shared right to such resources.
This last point is important. No one . . .
Why it's important to vote for more than two parties
Happy Election Day, everyone! On days like this, I repudiate our two-party system.
The year 2000 was a nightmare year for those who support third parties. To this day, people have the fear that not only is voting for a third party equivalent to throwing away their vote, but that the result of voting for the best person for the job . . .
I made the following comment in response to this article published on Nola.com.
We need to recognize the systemic nature of all of this, and stop pretending that either "side" is responsible, or that inequality doesn't matter, and that education or jobs is the answer to our ills.
This is a process that has been . . .