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May 30, 2018

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Of course not! That's silly. You have to be in love first, before even thinking about marriage. Yet how much explaining goes on about Basic Income! Wait, don't we want people to fall in love with it? Imagine "falling in love" with marriage. Good luck with that! Basic Income is not an object of love. It is a process, a mechanism, a means to an end. We don...

May 30, 2018

As part of the Public Conversation on Intergenerational Solidarity and Equity, the moderator of the debate on public services and policies asked how a Basic Income would be implemented. My answer:
You skipped over the first question you have to ask yourself: what does Basic Income offer? You have to see what it's worth before you consider how much it costs and...

April 28, 2018

You may find me harsh with the Quebec government. When you introduce a basic income, you have to start somewhere. Here is what I wrote in December 2016:

Neither universal nor individual nor unconditional

It is Voltaire who quipped that the Holy Roman Empire was neither holy nor Roman nor an empire. I am convinced that Basic Income will be implemented in the next decade....

April 23, 2018

66 millions d'emplois menacés par les robots cries the headline in the French magazine L'Express. "66 million jobs threatened by robots." Or is that, perhaps more ominously, by the robots. There is a subtle ambiguity in the original.

When a robot can replace me to do a job better, faster, and for longer than I can, it is because the job in question was inhuman to begin...

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