i'm not gung-ho about UBI anymore, but i will say this: you will not understand UBI until you understand the difference between work and employment

the same goes for any actual post-capitalist economy, as well: work is not the same thing as employment. there is plenty of work that never gets done because nobody's employing people to do it

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remove *employment* from the list of things you need to survive, and you'll see a lot more *work* get done

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any economic system that assumes most people don't intrinsically want to do meaningful work is empirically false and should not be taken seriously

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"yeah but people are lazy and don't want to work unless we threaten them" — this myth originates from shitty employers, whom nobody wants to work for

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@amydentata Something I've found makes a lot of pro-capitalists hella uncomfortable is to talk about people who love doing 'gross' or undervalued jobs like cleaning or childcare.

My housemate loves cleaning; they find it soothing to have a clean living space, and it's good exercise. What they hate about *working* as a cleaner is entirely to do with the instability and the shitty treatment by management.

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