Read the article I published on Medium on January 20th, 2015.
Summary: In this piece I provide an introduction to systems theory, where we are at as a country in 2015, how much we're already spending every year ($10+ trillion), how we can spend less, how the $3 trillion cost of basic income would actually save us more than it . . .
Basic income as compensation for property rights
This kind of question is built on the assumption that all money earned is earned fairly and justly, and all money taxed is both unfair and unjust.
Here's the thing, that idea of private property we take for granted as the foundation of just about everything? Perhaps we shouldn't just take it for granted. Now, by not taking it . . .
And Humans Already Need Not Apply
A conversation of increasing frequency, especially post-CGP Grey's excellent "Humans Need Not Apply":
Bill: We've been hearing about this technological unemployment crap for a long time. Every time someone has said, "It's different this time, " they've been wrong.
Ted: It's different . . .
And so were all of these other ideas
No, I'm not quoting Luke Skywalker (although we certainly know he was wrong). I'm quoting a lot of people whose responses to the idea of basic income I've read since late 2013 when I subscribed to /r/BasicIncome on Reddit and started heavily studying it.
I don't only see . . .
Make your voice heard
I feel I've already somewhat answered this question in a recent blog post, so here again is that blog post:
I firmly believe that in 2015 we need to focus on organizing local meetings. We have got to take this first step. This will be the first thing I do in 2015 and I . . .
Here's a transcript of the recorded interview
Here's the podcast where he is interviewed by Georgina Godwin for a special edition of The Briefing. He starts talking about basic income at around 18m30s into it.
Transcript by me:
I'm always concerned about, more than anything else, the waste of human potential. That's the thing that upsets me. The waste . . .
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 . . .