Should useful work be paid?

That’s the argument Dutch author Rutger Bregman uses in support of a universal basic income: “The most important obstacle for basic income is a moral obstacle. It is in the ideas that we still have about work. We still work with a very outdated definition of what work is. We define work by getting a salary in a hierarchical relationship with an employer, and you have to get paid.

Rutger Bregman