Another PAINE in the ass for serious UBI proponents

( This piece criticizes a piece by Karl Widerquist, found at https://basicincome.org/news/2020/01/was-thomas-paine-a-proponent-of-universal-basic-income/ And reproduced below.) This posting by Widerquist is something I really have to respond to. It sums up all that has been wrong with the BIEN approach to a guaranteed Income scheme. I have been advocating for such for well before BIEN existed. …

So, is everybody ready for the third world war?

Now something has happened worth writing about; US takes out Iranian brass hat as part of ongoing provocations. I should frame this in part as a belated reply to the reply I got from Caitoz when I speculated about the true motives of Trump. She said it did not matter if Trump really supports the …

The Basic Outcome story

This is the Basic Outcome story. The idea came to me from people on Basic Income internet discussions talking about the need for people to write short stories about what life would be like if there was a Basic Income. I began thinking about this and when I had thought about it enough, I began …

welcome to the new decade and my new blog.

Happy holidays to my twitter followers, all 75 of them. I check all new subscribes and see what they tweet about, so I am pretty sure you are all real people. I have been partially withdrawn from the net for awhile. I stopped my old attempts at a blog because I just did not have …