Unpacking my economic beliefs

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

10 earlier thoughts


I'm currently skeptical of the "basic income" movement getting anywhere in the near term, since Australia not only just elected a government that celebrated repealing a carbon tax that was working quite well, but also has strong bipartisan support for spying on the whole world (including our own citizens), treating asylum seekers with xenophobic brutality, and blaming the poor for their problems rather than seeing the existence of poverty in a wealthy nation as an indicator of defects in the design of the economic system.

So, yeah, "faith in humanity" meter currently sitting at "we're probably doomed".

7 later thoughts