In this episode of Living the Dream Jon (@jonpiccini) and Dave (@withsobersenses) talk with all-round good egg Troy Henderson (@TroyCHenderson) about the idea of a Universal Basic Income. Troy provides us with an intellectual history and we discuss if it is a techbro attempt to sure up capitalism, a radical social democratic attempt to fix capitalism or if it contains radical elements that point in an anti-capitalist direction? We also talk about why a Jobs Guarantee is horrid and shit.
Some stuff we may have mentioned or should have:
Nick Srnicek and Alex Williams Inventing the Future Postcapitalism and a World Without Work
Antonio Negri Benoît Hamon and Universal Income
Immaterial Workers of the World (Paolo Virno) What Did I Tell You?
Andrew Leigh Why a universal basic income is a terrible idea
Chapo Trap House Episode 123 - UBIsoft feat. Clio Chang (7/10/17)
Music includes Soft Pink Things and The Business both covering CRASS