Hros Nagu

Friday, October 24th 2014

Hros Nagu

Sceptical Skranch

Thursday, October 23rd 2014

Sceptical Skranch

Yeio

Wednesday, October 22nd 2014

Yeio

Tri Glosnon

Tuesday, October 21st 2014

Tri Glosnon

Another Vague Plan for a Transition to Basic Income

Monday, October 20th 2014

I would probably prefer a Universal Basic Income of some kind. But the culture is not in a position to accept that yet. (Mainly because the collapse in middle class work due to the AI is not sufficiently advanced to start reducing the size of The Bullshit Industry and create a political constituency for a basic income. There are other systemic considerations too.)

Another possibility is a variation on the negative income tax.

But they all bump into the "why should people work to pay taxes to pay others to do nothing" canard. (Despite the possibility that a great deal of paid work counts as nothing).

There needs to be some plan to help people struggling with work and so on that works around that particular complaint and starts to change the culture of work to accommodate a post-industrial technological reality where work becomes less about production and more about cultural and psychological needs. (Later you can start to discuss reducing the working week, introducing basic income and so on.)

How about a plan say that you can say: "there's no such thing as welfare in Australia; there's paid community work, support for seeking training and education, support for entrepreneurs, and help if you're sick or disabled."

The idea would the recognise the value of community work, make work pay, encourage entrepreneurship and remove a great deal of bureaucracy.

Gary Clark Jr, Red Devils, ZZ Top & More

Saturday, October 18th 2014

Gary Clark jr Don't owe you a thang

Numb

Worry No More

Red Devils, She's Dangerous:

ZZ top, I'm Bad and I'm Nationwide live in 1980:

RL Burnside with Jon Spencer Blues Explosion:

Joe Bonamassa, Lonesome Road Blues on Jools Holland:

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