Universal Basic Income Needed to Break ‘Addiction to Economic Growth Killing Us’

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‘Anthropologist Jason Hickel presents basic income as part of strategy of “planned de-growth,” which will “increase human well-being and happiness while reducing our economic footprint.”

‘A basic income might defeat the scarcity mindset that has seeped so deep into our culture, freeing us from the imperatives of competition and allowing us to be more open and generous people. If extended universally, across borders, it might help instill a sense of solidarity—that we’re all in this together, and all have an equal right to the planet. It might ease the anxieties that gave us Brexit and Trump, and take the wind out of the fascist tendencies rising elsewhere in nativism that is spreading across much of the world.’

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2017/08/11/universal-basic-income-needed-break-addiction-economic-growth-killing-us

https://futurism.com/slack-ceo-voices-his-support-for-universal-basic-income/

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