Source: Oxfam. Seriously. 5 families are wealthier than 12.6 MILLION people put together. Does this strike you as a good idea? And it appears that the welfare state created after the second world war, to even out the chances of all of society, to provide health care, actual affordable … [Read more...] about The one on inequality, basic income and anger.
It's for Sir Michael Wilshaw, the head of Ofsted. And Michael Gove. And all the other idiots politicians who appear to feel they know what children need regardless of what people who actually know children say. Did you see this? In the telegraph apparently he's talking about a checklist. Parents … [Read more...] about I'm making a list
Click on the image to see other posts in this seriesOne of the (many) criticisms levelled at the concept of basic income is that no one deserves something for nothing. And yet an unconditional basic income is precisely that - something for everyone without anything in return. Why would we want to … [Read more...] about Basic income is something for nothing – why does anyone deserve that?
Click on the image to see other posts in this series There are various criticisms levelled at the basic income whenever it is proposed, not least that it's unaffordable. I've given some suggestions on that in the past, but today I want to look at what other people raise as faults in the … [Read more...] about Basic income – the case against it.
When I wrote on the basic income a little while back, one of the criticisms levelled at it was that we can't possibly afford it. I think this is misunderstanding the suggested principle and also what the knock on effects of it would be. Another criticism is that people would abuse it - they'd … [Read more...] about Could the basic income actually save us money?