This meme stems from a meditation after I posted two other memes today on Facebook. The first two were of quotations:
Both were triggered by posts shared by friends. Yesterday Rip Van Hippy shared a recent article about Elon Musk proposing the idea of a universal basic income (although without suggestions about how this could be achieved):
What Musk said reminded me of Marx’s words, which already inspired me when I was in my late teens — & while googling for the quotation in English I found heaps of articles going back to January 2015 saying that the idea has been spreading in & from Silicon Valley for some time… But see also http://marxistworld.net/2016/07/universal-basic-income-or-the-great-capital-labour-swindle/
& the second was triggered by Rachel Elior’s post today, as I explained in my note.
(& for anyone who has read this far, & who may also have noticed the change of venue i’m posting from: I’m in John Flynn Hospital for some tests, since yesterday, probably until Tuesday — nothing to worry about, just a couple of things to maybe find out…)