“What would you do differently if our society explicitly valued unpaid contributions, recognising that paid employment isn’t the only—or even necessarily the best—way to participate?”
~ The Green Institute
The Green Institute in Australia has released a new publication called “Views of a Universal Basic Income,” featuring a great piece by Petra Bueskens containing the quote here. I decided it needed to become a meme, so with the author’s permission, here it is. As always, feel free to share widely.
As I’ve written elsewhere, I get weary of the overemphasis in the basic income movement on robots taking jobs, when there are so many long-standing fundamental injustices women face that are rarely even mentioned, let alone discussed at an in-depth level.
(Yet the pragmatic side of me says: well, if publicity about robots taking jobs is what it takes to get a UBI passed, all right. Let’s just get on with it, and get it implemented as soon as possible. We need it so desperately!)
[Download the full report here.]