The question of an unequal UBI
A common first question in response to the idea of unconditionally guaranteeing a monthly cash stipend to everyone sufficient to meet their basic needs is in regards to a potential need for differing amounts of basic income. Let's examine this question from two perspectives: that of the individual and that of the location.
First . . .
One of these is a tool of the future, the other is a tool of the past
Below is the full audio (with text) of my commentary originally recorded for WNYC's The Takeaway for a discussion about reconsidering the minimum wage, of which only a small portion was aired. It is available here now in its entirety.
I think that wherever possible, we should look to permanently eliminate underlying causes . . .
My latest longread article on Medium
My latest article on Medium is about a 15-minute read, titled Trickle-Down Economics Must Die, Long Live Grow-Up Economics, and subtitled "The myth of inequality-driven economic growth and how to achieve real prosperity for all."
For over thirty years we’ve treated something as fact which is actually false. Economists we . . .
A collection of my guest appearances on podcasts, radio, TV, etc.
An ongoing collection of my multimedia appearances in order of newest to oldest:
The Stream (January 5, 2017)
WHYY's Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane (January 5, 2017)
2016 Global Action Summit (November 14, 2016)
The Atlantic's Future of Work Summit (October 26, 2016)
Out of the Box Podcast with Rosie Tran (October 3, 2016)
My latest Huffington Post Article advocating basic income
This latest article for Huffington Post is actually an expansion of my recent blog post here. It's a bit longer and refined.
We are indeed creating new jobs, but these jobs are not 1:1 replacements. When someone who graduated from a free high school loses a 40 hours per week . . .
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 actively seeking one — . . .
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.