I made the following comment in response to this article published on Nola.com.
We need to recognize the systemic nature of all of this, and stop pretending that either "side" is responsible, or that inequality doesn't matter, and that education or jobs is the answer to our ills.
This is a process that has been going on for . . .
Originally Published on Basic Income News
This interview with Green Party candidate for Congress Ian Schlakman of Maryland's Second Congressional District was originally published on Basic Income News on October 31, 2014.
When and how were you first introduced to the idea of a basic income guarantee?
I first learned about a negative income tax when I was about 20. I really liked . . .
Comparing CPI, poverty, and inequality data
Every year every qualifying resident of Alaska receives an annual dividend provided by the Alaska Permanent Fund. The most recent payout was $1,884 in 2014, for every man, woman, and child in Alaska. The first payout of $1,000 occurred in 1982.
Data Source: Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development
CPI data reveals that prior to . . .