The question of slowing productivity amidst rising automation
The Fall of Human Labor
The latest numbers are in, and there are now more people not working in the US as a percentage of the total population, than ever in the last 38 years. It's being called the "new normal."
The percentage of Americans in the workforce — defined as those who either have a job or are . . .
My latest piece on Huffington Post
My latest piece on Huffington Post is available to read and share, titled "Why Should We Support the Idea of Universal Basic Income?"
It's a republished version of my first piece on Medium from last 2014 which I've now updated with a few changes and additions.
My latest feature article courtesy of Eros Media
I've got a feature article up on Eros Media today. This one is about basic income as the way of getting at the heart of human exploitation.
This is the face of economic vulnerability and it lies at the very heart of a great deal of systemic issues. Think for a moment about what a . . .
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a "free trade" treaty that at this point may be Dead on Arrival (DOA) (though the loss is not guaranteed). If passed, it would drop a lot of trade barriers between the US and eleven other countries around the Pacific region.
American unions rallied together for a show of power . . .
An analogy about employment and basic income
There's a common belief that people who don't have jobs somehow just aren't trying hard enough, and this belief is therefore based on the idea that there are enough jobs for everyone. To get a job, all one really needs to do is just try hard enough.
"Just go get a job."
The Harsh Reality of . . .
The question of money itself in the discussion for basic income
That sounds way too expensive... Can we actually afford such an idea?
Now, others have responded to this question conceptually, and I've even recently . . .
A response to The Economist's "Basically unaffordable" article about UBI
I've published a response to The Economist via Huffington Post.
It's disappointing all of this economic complexity in regards to the affordability of basic income is nowhere to be found within The Economist. For this is a discussion we need to be having, and not . . .