Just finished reading the article by a former Occupy person in the most recent Rolling Stone, “Five Economic Reforms Millennials Should Be Fighting For”. The article shows the potentially perverse results that can happen when the argument of the Left ignores the question of association of the working class.
It should be clear that most of the proposals in Jesse Myerson’s article are not fascistic in and of themselves. Actually, many of them appear directly drawn from the proposals in the Communist Manifesto — for instance, public ownership of land, means of production, and finance. Thus his proposals can be rightly considered a continuation of a long tradition of communist advocacy for radical social change.
In a post, Curious Utopias, Peter Frase defends the idea of universal basic income (UBI) employing arguments that raise at least as many questions about the idea as Frase attempts to answer. While I am not completely dismissive of the idea of a UBI scheme in general, I want to state my reservations in hopes he or someone else will address them.