Diary Blog, 18 January 2021, including some thoughts about Universal Credit and Basic Income

“The virus” BBC Radio 4 Today Programme: interviewee Nadhim Zahawi [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nadhim_Zahawi; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nadhim_Zahawi#Expenses%5D said that the Government is expecting 85% of the England-resident population to agree to be vaccinated in the next few months. Asked about whether it might become compulsory to be vaccinated, Zahawi (born in Baghdad to Kurdish parents, only came to the UK … Continue reading Diary Blog, 18 January 2021, including some thoughts about Universal Credit and Basic Income

The Urgent Necessity for Basic Income (or its equivalent)

Preamble I have blogged previously about the need for Basic Income (see Notes, below). One important point is that the nexus connecting work and pay is loosening in the more developed countries. Already, computers, automation and modern business streamlining have led to the situation whereby, apart from actual unemployment, there is huge underemployment. In the UK, … Continue reading The Urgent Necessity for Basic Income (or its equivalent)

The Revolution of the Robots and AI Means that Basic Income is Inevitable

I have been interested for several, indeed many, years in the socio-political effects of the AI/robot/computer revolution, which effects started to be felt as long ago as the 1960s, accelerated in the 1980s, but which still mushroom, and may be considered to be still in the youthful stage of development. I happened to see an … Continue reading The Revolution of the Robots and AI Means that Basic Income is Inevitable

Basic Income and the Welfare State– some ideas and reminiscences

Overview At various times in history, there was either no social welfare system at all, or one which depended on spontaneous or systemized charity: individual alms-giving in the Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu and other traditions; more organized supply of food, shelter or money as in the ancient Roman dole, Renaissance attempts at poor relief and … Continue reading Basic Income and the Welfare State– some ideas and reminiscences

THE CASE FOR BASIC INCOME

Jesus Christ said that the poor are always with us (part of society). Whether that be accepted or not in absolute terms, the fact remains that, in practice, there is always the necessity to deal with “the submerged tenth”. In Soviet Russia, the solution was make-work jobs and, if that failed, part of the GULAG … Continue reading THE CASE FOR BASIC INCOME

Diary Blog, 26 January 2021

Asset-stripping parasites “Grotesque greed“… https://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-9186615/RUTH-SUNDERLAND-Covid-19-didnt-kill-High-Street-giants-grotesque-greed.html As the Daily Mail article says, while such parasites stole hundreds of millions of pounds, thousands of British employees lost out and now have lost their jobs. It has happened before, most obviously in Germany during the time of the Weimar Republic [1918-1933]. See the resemblance? Something far more beautiful … Continue reading Diary Blog, 26 January 2021

Diary Blog, 12 October 2020, including thoughts about the police and Darren Grimes

Coronavirus Well, there it is: yesterday, nearly 13,000 known “cases”, yet only 65 deaths. About 1 death for every 200 “cases”. Most people are not even tested, so that must mean about 1 death for every 1,000, 2,000 or more people in the UK. The Government of Clowns is shutting down great swathes of the … Continue reading Diary Blog, 12 October 2020, including thoughts about the police and Darren Grimes

Diary Blog, 13 September 2020, including some thoughts about the public mood vis a vis “Coronavirus”

Tweets seen Remember when Jack Straw said on the BBCQT with Nick Griffin that "race-based politics" would never be a part of British society? What a joke, this has gone beyond politics now. https://t.co/VBuKf8u3os — Joshua Patchett (@PatchettJoshua) September 13, 2020 Anyone English or British who tries to indoctrinate British children with “BLM” nonsense and … Continue reading Diary Blog, 13 September 2020, including some thoughts about the public mood vis a vis “Coronavirus”

Diary Blog, 6 June 2020

Britain’s new and proliferating toytown police state “An actor was stopped in the street by a police officer because she was wearing a strongly worded t-shirt.” Leaving aside the absurd contemporary affectation by which all actresses are supposed to be referred to as “actors” (and leaving aside the woman’s obviously ridiculous and anti-white views), this … Continue reading Diary Blog, 6 June 2020