Kate McFarland is creating new visions for society & life
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There was a time when I was known primarily for my work in the basic income community (especially as the lead writer for Basic Income News), and I initially launched this Patreon page to support this work, which was unpaid until the Economic Security Project (ESP) came along and unexpectedly supplied me with a grant for 2017.

After a six-month break, it now appears that unpaid work for the basic income community will again move to the center of my life, having been appointed in June 2018 as the editor of a blog soon to be launched by US Basic Income Guarantee (USBIG), Inc., even as I also continue my passive search for paid gigs. (I am also poised to act as editor or manager of an academic-oriented blog to be launched sooner or later by the Basic Income Earth Network.)

I request, however, that you do notmake a pledge here in the spirit of supporting my work for the basic income community. I cannot guarantee that I will meet any kind of "quota" or even endure in my work for any set amount of time (you have now all had a chance to witness how I am prone to burn-out and bore-out), unless I again sign an official contract. In fact, I request that you do not make a pledge in the spirit of supporting any work in particular, since, after all, I am free to take up and reject whatever type of work I please, as it pleases me.

Instead, if you choose to "patronize" me, I ask that you do so more in the spirit of basic income: unconditionally (although, of course, you may cancel your pledge at any time). You may think of your donations as helping to support a sort of alternative lifestyle -- a life beyond the confines of traditional assumptions regarding jobs, careers, and self-commodification -- that a basic income might facilitate. Or you might just think of them as "tips" for work already done.

The main is point is that promise nothing specific in exchange for pledges made on this site.

You can follow my life-in-flux here: uselessliving.life.
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My Sincere Gratitude and the Satisfaction of Giving
$1 or more per month 12 patrons
If I write an entry in a private diary, that content is for my eyes alone.


If I write a letter to a friend in confidence, that content is between me and my friend.


If I write a life update to share with my small private network on Facebook, that content is only for people in my network, Mark Zuckerberg, other companies mining my data, etc. 


If I write an article that I believe is valuable to the public, that content for the public--free of charge. 


There's nothing that I write or do to share exclusively with those who opt to give me money, unless it's information about the technicalities of payment processing or such. 


Be assured, however, that I am truly grateful for any pledge that you make with no expectation of any further reward in exchange. 


(If you do want to pay me money to do some specific job or task, please write me outside of Patreon.)

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$150 of $200 per month
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There was a time when I was known primarily for my work in the basic income community (especially as the lead writer for Basic Income News), and I initially launched this Patreon page to support this work, which was unpaid until the Economic Security Project (ESP) came along and unexpectedly supplied me with a grant for 2017.

After a six-month break, it now appears that unpaid work for the basic income community will again move to the center of my life, having been appointed in June 2018 as the editor of a blog soon to be launched by US Basic Income Guarantee (USBIG), Inc., even as I also continue my passive search for paid gigs. (I am also poised to act as editor or manager of an academic-oriented blog to be launched sooner or later by the Basic Income Earth Network.)

I request, however, that you do notmake a pledge here in the spirit of supporting my work for the basic income community. I cannot guarantee that I will meet any kind of "quota" or even endure in my work for any set amount of time (you have now all had a chance to witness how I am prone to burn-out and bore-out), unless I again sign an official contract. In fact, I request that you do not make a pledge in the spirit of supporting any work in particular, since, after all, I am free to take up and reject whatever type of work I please, as it pleases me.

Instead, if you choose to "patronize" me, I ask that you do so more in the spirit of basic income: unconditionally (although, of course, you may cancel your pledge at any time). You may think of your donations as helping to support a sort of alternative lifestyle -- a life beyond the confines of traditional assumptions regarding jobs, careers, and self-commodification -- that a basic income might facilitate. Or you might just think of them as "tips" for work already done.

The main is point is that promise nothing specific in exchange for pledges made on this site.

You can follow my life-in-flux here: uselessliving.life.

Recent posts by Kate McFarland

Tiers
My Sincere Gratitude and the Satisfaction of Giving
$1 or more per month 12 patrons
If I write an entry in a private diary, that content is for my eyes alone.


If I write a letter to a friend in confidence, that content is between me and my friend.


If I write a life update to share with my small private network on Facebook, that content is only for people in my network, Mark Zuckerberg, other companies mining my data, etc. 


If I write an article that I believe is valuable to the public, that content for the public--free of charge. 


There's nothing that I write or do to share exclusively with those who opt to give me money, unless it's information about the technicalities of payment processing or such. 


Be assured, however, that I am truly grateful for any pledge that you make with no expectation of any further reward in exchange. 


(If you do want to pay me money to do some specific job or task, please write me outside of Patreon.)