O univerzalnem temeljnem dohodku

Univerzalni temeljni dohodek (UTD) predstavlja kompleksno temo z različnimi koncepti in interpretacijami, o njej pa si tudi na našem sindikatu nismo še popolnoma enotni, kako in kaj. Bomo pa v prihodnosti o UTD nedvomno še veliko razmišljali. Do takrat pa delimo spodnji zanimiv tekst, ki se tematike univerzalnega temeljnega dohodka loti trezno in celovito.

“It’s often noted that Milton Friedman as well as Martin Luther King, Jr. supported basic income—and the new generation of advocates is similarly eclectic, running the gamut from Trump-supporting venture capitalists like Thiel to “fully automated luxury communists” like Peter Frase. There are, in short, many different reasons for supporting UBI—and just as many versions of what it could be.

One version functions as a kind of noblesse oblige—a handout to the unfortunates being made obsolete by robots smarter and more efficient than they are. Another version aspires to egalitarian universalism and challenges the legitimacy of privately accumulated wealth. There’s a version that sees UBI as the spark for a generation of entrepreneurs, and another that simply attempts to stave off a revolt of the precarious masses.”

Članek je v celoti objavljen in dostopen na spletni strani ameriške progresivne revije Dissent.