How Charles Dickens knew what we're only learning now
First published in 1843, A Christmas Carol is a timeless story that we have cherished ever since, especially during the holidays. The tale by Charles Dickens has been adapted and re-adapted, modified and satired, with such frequency that we may not even recognize it in all its forms.
So why is it so timeless? Why has it had such a lasting . . .
The effects of basic income on a single parent of two
In that article is the following image from this presentation:
This image depicts a single parent with two children living in Pennsylvania. Basic income should replace her cash, food, housing, and energy benefits, and not her childcare, Medicaid, and CHIP benefits. Those . . .
What makes them the same and what makes them different?
A negative income tax (NIT) and an unconditional basic income (UBI) are two ways of achieving a basic income guarantee (BIG). One gives a varying amount of money according to income, and the other gives the same amount to all and taxes different amounts back. However, among basic income supporters, some of us prefer UBI and some of us prefer . . .
This weekend Newsweek joined the mainstream media club to write favorably of basic income. Please read the article if you haven't already done so.
I think it's important in an article like this to get a feeling for how people are reacting to the idea and try to best answer them appropriately. And so the following are some of the . . .
A memorial for the means-tested
Another reason why basic income is important
Claim 1: Income is access to resources. When it comes to humans, one gender is given less access to resources than the other.
Claim 2: Women are paid less than men for the same work.
Though it may appear these two claims are the same, they are not. The first claim is entirely true, but the second more widely shared claim should be worded more . . .
(BIG = Basic Income Guarantee)
So you want to help make a basic income guarantee happen?
Our primary need is for more materials that are more accessible, more shareable, more impactful, etc. This need is huge and is exactly why there is also such a great opportunity to be a major part of this instead of just another voice pushing for something like a higher minimum wage.
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