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Vincent Cheynet disagrees: Basic Income

Journalist. Degrowth activist. Editor-in-chief de La Décroissance magazine.

This puerile regression takes multiple forms : for example the desire of receiving without never contributing to the collective effort – the latter being typical of fetuses and infants. This proposition seems of course at first very nice for whoever remembers the principles of justice. Beyond all the criticism of the unconditional income […], its main flaw seem to us within this framework. This is why, unlike what happened with obvious and common sense proposals – such as the rejection of multi-property or of rents –, this idea gethered immediate support in our society which is pervaded by a liberal ideology, starting from the support of certain ecologist activists that are presenting themselves as the most radical anticapitalists

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