[NetBehaviour] <MoneyLab> PeerValue conference review on INC MoneyLab blog

marc garrett marc.garrett2 at gmail.com
Fri Sep 9 11:54:33 CEST 2016

Hi David,

Completely agree, there needs to be a discussion about the "Basic Income”
model. I’m wondering whether you’ve read Dmytri Kleiner’s polemical article
on Furtherfield recently ‘Universal Basic Income Is a Neoliberal Plot To
Make You Poorer’?

He says, “The reason many people on the left are excited about proposals
such as universal basic income is that they acknowledge economic inequality
and its social consequences. However, a closer look at how UBI is expected
to work reveals that it is intended  to provide political cover for the
elimination of social programs and the privatization of social services.
The Liberal Party's resolution is no exception. Calling for "Savings in
health, justice, education and social welfare as well as the building of
self-reliant, taxpaying citizen," clearly means social cuts and

Well worth a read, it received a lot of interest and has had 46,938 reads
so far, which is a measurement of interest, not agreement of course ;-)

Wishing you well.


On 9 September 2016 at 09:22, David Garcia <
d.garcia at new-tactical-research.co.uk> wrote:

> Is it time for Money/Lab to have a candid discussion about the "Basic
> Income” model.
> This was put to the vote and defeated in Switzerland but as automation
> grows and is now
> touching previously "white collar" middle class jobs the impetus accross
> the political spectrum
> is to take this seriously.
> It could be that the economic impediments to implementing this might be
> substantive as
> well as ideological. Would Money/Lab be a place for a candid examination
> of the different models being
> proposed and what the practical challenges that would be in introducing it.
> -----------------------------------------------
> d a v i d  g a r c i a
> On 8 Sep 2016, at 15:09, Ueberschlag Leila <leila.ueberschlag at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> MoneyLab was present at the PeerValue Conference last week in Amsterdam
> and wrote an article about it called On-Demand Economy: More Regulations
> and Non-Profits Apps Needed to Build a Fairer Future.
> "Airbnb and Uber have recently been standing center stage in the
> international media theater. These dominant network platforms linking
> sellers and buyers bring new challenges to the field of the so-called
> collaborative economy and raise serious concern in terms of taxation, job
> security, healthcare insurance or work compensation. “When you get rid of
> governments but not of corporations, they grow out of control”, said media
> theorist and best-selling author Douglas Rushkoff."
> Read the full article here
> <http://networkcultures.org/moneylab/2016/09/08/on-demand-economy-more-regulations-and-non-profit-apps-needed-to-build-a-fairer-future/>
> .
> Best regards,
> --
> *Leila Ueberschlag | Intern MoneyLab#3*
> Institute of Network Cultures
> Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences | HvA
> MoneyLab <http://networkcultures.org/moneylab/> | 1&2 Dec 2016 | Pakhuis
> de Zwijger, Amsterdam
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