The Argument for Emergency UBI as Conscription Pay for All
You are hereby ordered to report for induction into the ARMED FORCES of the UNITED STATES.
War has arrived, and over 100,000 of us could die.
This war, unlike all previous wars, is a war against a virus: SARS-CoV-2. The coronavirus is our enemy this time, and the theater of this battlefront . . .
Why we need UBI immediately to combat the fear of the unknown
What I'm about to tell you I only understand because I have a basic income already and it's hugely important for everyone to understand right now in this moment of health and economic crisis.
That may seem like bad math, but let me try and explain...
Many of us were already feeling financial . . .
A short speech I wrote for Dubuque, Iowa
I wrote this short speech on January 30 to introduce Andrew Yang at his town hall in Dubuque, Iowa.
Photo by Marc Klockow of my delivering it.
If you're Yang Gang, there's a good chance you know who I am, and if you're Yang Curious, you're probably wondering, who the heck is this guy? Well, . . .
New bill introduced in New York State Senate to fund a 2-year conditional cash transfer pilot labeled as a UBI pilot
This week a bill was introduced in the New York State Senate by Senator Kevin S. Parker to fund a “universal basic income pilot program.” Bill S6696 proposes to begin a pilot no later than January 21, 2021 which would last for a duration of two years and provide an income of $600 per month to 10,000 participants between the ages of . . .
Why I'm leaving Medium after 5 years of writing there
My last article wasn’t considered good enough to be curated into any topic category, despite being viewed over 20,000 times and having over 5,000 applause. It even included cover art that was an incredible illustration inspired by and created just for the article by a very talented illustrator. Would you like to know why it wasn’t curated? I . . .
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A piece of UBI history from 1972
It’s presidential debate season time here in 2019, and in doing my research for an editorial I wrote for Basic Income Today about Andrew Yang’s first debate appearance, I gained some fascinating new insights about what happened back in 1972, which until now was the last time a basic income guarantee was seriously debated in this country. What . . .