Pope Francis: it might be time to consider a ‘universal basic wage’ – Business Insider

In his letter, Pope Francis also noted that some of the lowest-wage workers “have been excluded from the benefits of globalization” and often slip through the cracks of existing labor protections, writing that “street vendors, recyclers, carnies, small farmers, construction workers, dressmakers, the different kinds of caregivers…you have no steady income to get you through this hard time…and the lockdowns are becoming unbearable.”
— Read on www.businessinsider.com/pope-francis-it-might-be-time-to-consider-universal-basic-wage-2020-4

‘Abolish Silicon Valley’ Author Urges ‘Expropriating’ Platforms, Making them Open-Source Public Services – Slashdot

The Bay Area Newsgroup just interviewed the author of “Abolish Silicon Valley: How to liberate technology from capitalism”.

Q: How do you fix this broken system?

A: Overall the goal that I’m thinking about is that you have the private sector so overfunded and glorified that it seems like the on…
— Read on it.slashdot.org/story/20/04/12/2352200/abolish-silicon-valley-author-urges-expropriating-platforms-making-them-open-source-public-services

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