Unconditional Basic Income & the Politics of Work
Old Mole Joe Clement, and Kathryn Sackinger talk with sociology grad-student and Jacobin Magzine editor Peter Frase, about the idea of an unconditional and universal basic income. Because basic income often stirs strong feelings about people deserving their livelihood, they also spend a lot of time talking about prejudices against those who don't work in a conventional job and problems in the distribution of what counts as work. They consider what full employment really means and how it harms people when one-sided jobs rhetoric dominates economic justice conversations.
Below are links to articles and organizations mentioned during the show. If you would like to hear more on KBOO about basic income and the politics of work, please don't hesitate to email Joe.
The music and stories you hear at the beginning in the middle and at the end of the show are Utah Phillips singing "Hallelujah I'm a Bum".
- Do They Owe Us A Living
- Category Errors
- Against Jobs, For Full Employment
- Resenting Hipsters [on Food Stamps]
- Robots and Liberalism
- The Politics of Getting A Life
Seth Ackerman (also an editor at Jacobin)