London Anarchist Bookfair Park View School, West Green Road, London, N15 3QR
Proposals for Universal Basic Income (UBI) are popular with people with very different ideas. We will discuss what these different people respectively want to achieve with UBI and how they understand the society we live in. Our claim is that, on the one hand, these proponents want to achieve opposing aims under the same name. On the other hand, despite these opposing aims, they share more than just the name: they are not interested in why in this society productivity gains produce poverty and how the capitalist state manages its welfare regime.