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?
If you follow me on twitter, you may have caught me sharing posts about Basic income over the last couple of days. Most notably a petition to the European Union which closes today. The petition is to investigate basic income, not to actual start it, but it's the first step, and one that I … [Read more...] about Basic income – a solution to welfare?
I've been banging on about welfare reform on and off all year. The attacks on the vulnerable by this government are insidious and constant. The NHS is under threat. The welfare state is being whittled away. Homeless right to council housing is set to evaporate, and I don't know where it will … [Read more...] about One more push – let's get Pat's petition signed.