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 There was a whole thing in the UK on how low-pay, insecure service jobs are more psychologically damaging than being unemployed and impoverished. Made so many pro-caps I had to deal with at the time super uncomfortable to even consider that capitalist employment can be bad for people.

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