Recent political exploration of BI is based on more than its poverty reducing potential. BI
can also ease income insecurity, sustain currently unpaid caring work, graduates,
seasonal workers, people retraining, and creative artists. It will rebalance bargaining
power and revitalize local economies. We have to question our moral/cultural/political
attachment to paid labour as the only respectworthy means to ‘earning’ a decent
life. The role of human labour is shrinking at every income level. BI will help us adjust.