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Wed Apr 30, 2014, 06:04 PM

1. I can see the merits of both of their arguments,

but I have to lean towards Kathi Weeks concept of unconditional basic income for a few reasons. As long as we are saddled with capitalism, its the best way to ensure that human rights (food, shelter, healthcare, education), and also the Environment are protected.

I'm actually not so pessimistic that a guaranteed basic income is impossible, in fact I think those on on the far left and far right could find much common ground. The problem is that I don't trust our current crop of leaders to do anything to advance mankind, as they are quite satisfied with the status quo, and would only seek to profit from such a change.

In Canada, healthcare is divorced from income or employment status: as it should be. The next step is to divorce human rights and equality from employment status.

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