The idea of a universal basic income (UBI) is moving beyond its “leftist utopia” status: According to Deutsche Telekom CEO Florian Höttges, digitalization will make the middle class of knowledge workers unemployed and UBI seems to be the only ‘show in town’ capable to save us. In his international bestseller “Post- Capitalism” Paul Mason even suggests that basic income will be the social welfare system of the 21st century. But there is also reason for doubt: Isn’t the UBI a neoliberal strategy to make us all poorer in the end?
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