A response to The Economist's "Basically unaffordable" article about UBI
I've published a response to The Economist via Huffington Post.
It's disappointing all of this economic complexity in regards to the affordability of basic income is nowhere to be found within The Economist. For this is a discussion we need to be having, and not one to be so easily dismissed . . .
My latest article on Medium
Read the article I published on Medium on May 15th, 2015.
Just as our roads a decade from now will be full of machine drivers instead of human drivers, a 21st century economy shall be driven by human consumers, not human workers, and these consumers must be freely given their purchasing power. If we refuse, if we don’t provide . . .
How new mothers actually use basic income when given it
Once again John Oliver has shone a light on something important we tend to not discuss, and that is the way we in the United States collectively treat those who just gave birth.
We force them right back to work.
That part at the end... where they show the mothers involuntarily forced to return to their jobs... imagine that one of those jobs . . .
The pro-union argument for universal basic income
In a recent opinion piece published on May 2nd, Jurgen De Wispelaere made a case for the need to change Basic Income Day to a date other than May 1st. As the organizer of the Reddit Basic Income community’s involvement in promoting Basic Income Day for the past two years, I’ve been invited to respond to his criticism. This is my response and . . .
Some ideas and strategies to further its reach and message
Happy Basic Income Day, everyone! (<-- you're definitely going to want to read this)
To all basic income supporters, there are some actions taking place today that are important to be aware of for those who would like to take part, and there are also some ways to leverage those actions, amplify them further, and to better organize the . . .
Brian Merchant of Motherboard contacted me in regards to doing a piece about Basic Income Day and the successful campaign I've organized with the help of /r/BasicIncome and our international friends behind BasicIncomeDay.org.
Here's a link to the piece: http://motherboard.vice.com/read/happy-basic-income-day
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(This is an excerpt from my piece titled "How We Can Transform America’s Broken Economic System to Work for EVERYONE". You can read it in full on Medium.
Per citizen calculations are based on 92.8% of the US population being legal citizens.)
The following is a short list of our shared expenditures as a society. On the left is the . . .