Unpacking my economic beliefs

18 thoughts
last posted March 8, 2015, 1:12 p.m.

7 earlier thoughts


In "pie in the sky" terms, basic income seems like a potential long term answer. By decoupling meeting survival needs from gainful employment, it puts workers in a far stronger negotiating position with management, and hence has the potential to bring employment arrangements closer to the "voluntary exchange of goods and services for mutual benefit" ideal. Employers would no longer be getting an "I need this job to survive" discount, and hence would be forced to compensate workers based on the true level of supply of people interested in doing the work, rather than being able to rely on "any job is better than no job".

10 later thoughts