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Looking forward to what should be an interesting conversation on the impact #UniversalBasicIncome could have on how we may rethink the world of work - and, in particular, the work done by 🚺 #LondonMetResearch
Dr @JessieJWL opens her presentation nothing that #UBI is still very much a "hot topic" amongst policymakers, particularly on its effectiveness on improving women's working lives #LondonMetResearch
Bustillos defines #UBI as "a regular cash income paid to all on an individual basis, without means test or work recruitment". Also notes it has been called a "citizen's wage", "existence income" or "guaranteed universal subsidy" #LondonMetResearch
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Three recently published #research papers highlight the fact that most older #autistic people haven’t been formally diagnosed.
It is often wrongly assumed that this means we’re not experiencing significant difficulties, and we don’t need any help or support.
#ageing
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All 3 papers suggest significant difficulties exist whether or not someone has a formal autism diagnosis.
Barriers to healthcare compromise wellbeing, and trauma and suicidality appear higher than for neurotypical people.
We’ve known this for a long time, but little gets done.
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It speaks volumes about the marginalisation and minorisation of autistic people that significant inequalities are allowed to persist.
I’m one of a lost generation of older autistic people who policy makers decided to leave to fend for ourselves, mostly unsupported and unseen.
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The Welsh Government has announced its pilot of Basic Income (notice they have dropped the "universal").

It is hard to know whether to be pleased or disappointed with this.

Let's take a look:

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#UBI #UniversalBasicIncome
So shortly after the Senedd election the Welsh Government announced they would be conducting a pilot of UBI.

In principle this is very exciting. UBI has the potential to tackle some of the massive issues we face (and will soon face) in Wales and the wider UK.
Essentially, the idea of UBI is that every adult in a country receives a set amount of money from the government, with no conditions attached, regardless of their individual resources.
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This was what I worried would happen with @Booker4KY. Not be on the offensive with @RandPaul, who's an abysmal, but only on the defensive when need to. Just like the @KyDems always do, which is a losing strategy. But Booker's running on policies that are materially popular!!!
Here's a fun fact about running in an election... If you run as an Aggressive & Offensive Candidate with Policies that help the People & their Material Well-being, then you win.
Here's how I know; In the 2015 Midterms, @AlanGrayson of the @FlaDems, he won with no problem. He was unapologetic when being a "#Progressive", stands up with his Principles & goes for the Jugular in Political Ads at his Opponents on how their Policies are Wrong, Evil & Bad &...
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He @Booker4KY, want any ammo to go after @RandPaul for stuff that's useless? Because this can help.
I mean from a Self-declared "#Libertarian", who seriously isn't he's #SocialConservative at best, it's not hard to dig up dirt on @RandPaul of his Voting Records. Like the 2016 Tax Bill that gave more money to the #Rich, Supports Banning #Abortion (which isn't Libertarian),...
Opposes #LGBTQIA Rights like Same Sex Marriage & wanted it to be banned, Rand is inconsistent on #MilitarySpending of sometimes leaning to not for it or for it in offensive wars (which many Libertarians call that out & believe in Defense of a Direct Threat of an Attack)...
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 07/25/2021 greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2021/07/25/dai…
Quarantined spaces are everywhere—and they’re much more influential than you think

fastcompany.com/90656127/quara…

#quarantines #history #effectiveness
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Anti and Non-capitalist Vision. Tweets, Texts, books, sources Image
Alternatives to Capitalism
Proposals for a Democratic Economy (pdf)

by Robin Hahnel & Erik Olin Wright
ssc.wisc.edu/~wright/Publis… Image
Society after Money: A Dialogue (pdf)
Bloomsbury Academic, 2019
tinyurl.com/y5wsej9q Image
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 05/31/2021 greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2021/05/31/dai…
Declining biodiversity in wild Amazon fisheries threatens human diet

phys.org/news/2021-05-d…

#biodiversity #amazon #fisheries #diet #consequences
The Covid-19 Lab Leak Theory Is a Tale of Weaponized Uncertainty

wired.com/story/covid-19…

#COVID19 #origin #wuhan #LabLeak #weaponization #uncertainty
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9 March. The latest ONS weekly death figures improved, 2914 people dead from #Covid19UK

We must keep #lockdown3 and #TestTraceIsolate the virus to eliminate it in the UK.
W/e 26 February, 1066 people above the 5-year average deaths number.
The % figures show the increase/decrease over the 'normal' death rate
Deaths are 9.2% above the 'normal' number
This is a 9.6% decrease from the previous week
w/e 26 February. The above-average deaths figure does not mean that they were the only #Covid19UK deaths.

2914 deaths were due to the #Covid19UK virus though some others may be still due to #COVID19 but excluded as they died more than 28 days after testing positive.
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2 March. The latest ONS weekly death figures improved, 4079 people dead from #Covid19UK

We must keep #lockdown3 and #TestTraceIsolate the virus to eliminate it in the UK. Image
W/e 19 February, 2182 people above the 5-year average deaths number.
The % figures show the increase/decrease over the 'normal' death rate
Deaths are 18.8% above the 'normal' number
This is a 10% decrease from the previous week Image
w/e 19 February. The above-average deaths figure does not mean that they were the only #Covid19UK deaths.

4079 deaths were due to the #Covid19UK virus though some others may be still due to #COVID19 but excluded as they died more than 28 days after testing positive.
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