Something about the Guaranteed Basic Income program being readied for an Ontario test run — names vary but it means automatic minimum support for the needy and eventually everyone — irritates me.

What’s the alternative? Not necessarily unions, but agency in some form. Take control of your destiny — both because it’s more fun than the alternative and because you can’t trust anyone else to. Organize somehow — unions, political parties, whatever — to get a seat at the same table as those guys with the investments and returns have done forever. Charity is always a way to confirm who’s on top and who’s stuck below — and a guaranteed BI is essentially charity.