Natalie Shoemaker, “How Basic Income Could Unlock Humanity’s Altruism and Creativity”
On the website Big Think, Natalie Shoemaker details an essay by Eva Cox of the University of Technology, Sydney. Shoemaker presents the essay, originally published by the Green Institute, as showing that basic income is a program that will enable acts of social and personal good.
Cox argues that current welfare systems scapegoat the poor as lazy and incompetent, and removing requirements to search for work or prove incapacity would enable more people to feel valued and return a sense of agency, reducing hopelessness and empowering positive action.
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Natalie Shoemaker, “How Basic Income Could Unlock Humanity’s Altruism and Creativity” (February 1, 2017)