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:
This New Economy (June 21, 2017)
The Karen Hunter Show on SiriusXM Radio (May 31, 2017)
Wait What If Podcast (May 26, 2017)
Exponential View . . .
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.