Kate McFarland is creating a free and independent life.
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patrons

$150
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There was a time (circa late 2016 and early 2017) when I was known 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 unpaid work.

I have now, however, taken to working for the basic income community more in infrequent and erratic spurts and bursts. Meanwhile, I am casually and selectively in the market for paid work, and I am beginning to turn to other topics and interests for voluntary reading, writing, and advocacy work 

Thus, I request that you do not make 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 persist in this work for any set amount of time (unless it is under the terms of an official contract).

Indeed, I request that you do not make a pledge in the spirit of supporting any specific work that I might happen to do; I consider myself free to take up and reject whatever type of work I please, as it pleases me, irrespective of the individual preferences and desires of Patreon donors.

Instead, if you choose to "patronize" me, I ask that you do so 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.

But the main point is just this: I promise nothing specific in exchange for pledges made on this site.
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My Sincere Gratitude and the Satisfaction of Giving
$1 or more per month 13 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 (circa late 2016 and early 2017) when I was known 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 unpaid work.

I have now, however, taken to working for the basic income community more in infrequent and erratic spurts and bursts. Meanwhile, I am casually and selectively in the market for paid work, and I am beginning to turn to other topics and interests for voluntary reading, writing, and advocacy work 

Thus, I request that you do not make 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 persist in this work for any set amount of time (unless it is under the terms of an official contract).

Indeed, I request that you do not make a pledge in the spirit of supporting any specific work that I might happen to do; I consider myself free to take up and reject whatever type of work I please, as it pleases me, irrespective of the individual preferences and desires of Patreon donors.

Instead, if you choose to "patronize" me, I ask that you do so 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.

But the main point is just this: I promise nothing specific in exchange for pledges made on this site.

Recent posts by Kate McFarland

Tiers
My Sincere Gratitude and the Satisfaction of Giving
$1 or more per month 13 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.)