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UBI, work and unions

January 2, 2018 - 16:02 -- Admin

I’m working with Troy Henderson on a book chapter looking at union responses to the idea of a universal basic income (UBI),which have covered a range from supportive to strongly hostile, with the latter view predominant in Australia. Here’s a draft of my section of the chapter. Comments much appreciated.

UBI, work and unions

Socialism and social democracy

December 19, 2017 - 17:13 -- Admin

From a comment on a Facebook post by Max Sawicky, asking about the difference between socialism and social democracy (sadly, I think the context was one of the internecine disputes in which the left has long specialised, though the right has now caught up and surpassed us).

Socialism and social democracy


December 18, 2017 - 10:29 -- Admin

A new sandpit for long side discussions, conspiracy theories, idees fixes and so on.