barb jacobson

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intro’d to Barb via this global voices hangout on their eci about unconditional basic income.

everyone deserves a means to live and do the things that are most important to them.. – Barb

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http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/our-voices/battle-of-ideas/universal-basic-income-ubi-human-rights-money-poverty-help-living-costs-a8190326.html

Universal basic income: ‘It’s a human right to have enough money to live on’

In the first of a new series exploring utopian ideas, we talk to the National Coordinator for Basic Income UK and welfare rights advisor Barb Jacobson about the emancipatory potential of a UBI

At the moment if you’re born into wealth you can fail repeatedly without material consequences; for most people if you have a run of bad luck you can end up forced into an unsuitable job, sick or homeless. That’s a massive waste of human potential – as a society we all lose by that.

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