Category Archives: human rights

Beware of false friends

There’s a website called “Curious Apes” that published an article called “You’ll have to choose sooner than you think: Basic Income or Dystopian Slavery”, which a friend linked on Facebook. It’s an extended argument for the Basic Income Guarantee that … Continue reading

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Jacobin both good and bad

I guess that I should really get a subscription, given how often I read JacobinMag nowadays. This morning, for instance, I read a piece where they point towards the role of the Netherlands as vanguard of everything that’s wrong in … Continue reading

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Experiencing rent extraction in riskless asymmetric “markets”

There are aspects of capitalism one doesn’t fully understand until one is confronted with them. We are currently looking for an appartment. Now, the housing “market” and this is something I hadn’t fully appreciated until now, is not really a … Continue reading

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