Universal Basic Income: Utopian, or Not Bold Enough?

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Support this podcast Team Advantage convenes to discuss Universal Basic Income. Why is it, and why has it gained such popularity over the last few years? What's so appealing about the proposal, and how does this appeal relate to left-wing politics and strategy more generally? What might be the benefits and drawbacks of such a program? What kind of social and political forces would be needed to mobilize for a program of this kind?

Further reading: Dan Darrah in Canadian Dimension Paris Marx in Tribune Daniel Zamora in Jacobin The Problem with Work: Feminism, Marxism, Antiwork Politics, and Postwork Imaginaries by Kathi Weeks Inventing the Future: Postcapitalism and a World Without Work by Nick Srnicek and Alex Williams

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