Thursday, May 4, 2017

David Green — Getting Paid To Do Nothing: Why The Idea Of China’s Dibao Is Catching On


Basic income in Asia is catching on.

South China Morning Post
Getting Paid To Do Nothing: Why The Idea Of China’s Dibao Is Catching On
David Green

3 comments:

Neil Wilson said...

Tax credits.

Or as it is better known - private sector subsidies.

Unless and until you receive a full pension, then it isn't a basic income. It's just a top up for crap wages that favours corporations.

Only when you get a full pension - and it is across the entire currency area do you have a basic income system. Up to that point you have a system of propping up jobs that shouldn't exist for private profit.

Tom Hickey said...

Topping up the rice bowl to head off social unrest, the major concern in populous Asian countries that are undergoing fast-paced change and the introduction of disruptive technology.

When people don't have the basics, they revolt because they have nothing to lose.

Noah Way said...

In the US we just label them lazy or anarchist or terrorist and use militarized police to incarcerate them for profit. Problem solved!