Swing Shift

Annie Lowrey Smart money: Why the world should embrace universal basic income in the Globe and Mail

So easy to miss the negation

These studies – as well as many others – counter many of the most common objections to a UBI. Such policies do not turn the safety net into a hammock, for one. People still work, particularly if the payments are not too big. Indeed, one benefit is that such payments do not penalize people for working and earning more, as many other welfare programs do. [our emphasis]

Would love to conceive of a world where relaxed swinging would be a valuable day dream option for all — just a wee bit of time to listen to a berceuse.

And so for day 2187

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