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But is there a safe word for this? – Conservative concerns about civil bonds

This morning I read a clear-headed piece by Matt Bruenig at the Washington Post arguing for a universal basic income. Although I would certainly quibble with how Bruenig implies that a universal income would somehow instantly create something other than capitalism (grumble grumble who still owns the means of production? asks my inner grumpy Marxist) I certainly agree with the rest of his argument. But the Post apparently runs these “In Theory” big idea pieces with opposing viewpoints, as well. Originally I was not going to click on the opposing piece by Jonathan Coppage, but the title piqued my curiosity: Read more