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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Lessons from the Gini Index
Universal Basic Income (UBI) directly reduces income inequality.
I've actually written an as yet unpublished chapter for a book about this very topic, and am working on an article about this as well.
Here are two preliminary findings from what I'm still working on:
(For a quick primer on the Gini index, how it's calculated, and . . .
A response to Economic Innovation in New New Orleans
This is in response to the article "Economic Innovation in the 'New' New Orleans":
"Only a decade ago, the Big Easy was noted for its poor business climate, low quality of life..."
Woah, woah, woah... stop right there.
I think you're confusing quality of life with average income. The Big Easy acquired such a . . .
An answer to the response to the answer to the growing question of the 21st century
Read the article I published on Medium on November 24, 2014.
Summary: By far, the most common concern in regards to my first article on Medium about the idea of an unconditional basic income was that all prices would inevitably go up as a result, immediately reducing the value of each dollar and essentially creating a new zero. This is an . . .
Video: Basic Income as Basic Resources
You can watch the video here:
For more info about what was discussed here are some follow up links:
The question of Shanesha Taylor and how she spent her $114,000
In response to the following news article: “The money is gone!” Teary mugshot drew $114K in donations, but prosecutors have taken back their deal
This is actually a good example of why basic income should be basic and unconditional, and not that basic income is a bad idea.
First of all, Shanesha received a one time lump sump of $114,000. No . . .