My Unconditional Basic Income Testimony for Maryland's House Ways and Means Committee

As submitted for the public record on March 1, 2019

In mid-February I was contacted by the legislative aide for Delegate Gabriel Acevero of Maryland who has introduced a bill to create a social wealth fund intended to eventually pay out a cash dividend to every resident of Maryland. As a prominent advocate for UBI, I . . .

March 21, 2019

"The time has come for us to civilize ourselves by the total, direct, and immediate abolition of poverty." — Martin Luther King Jr.

It is not as widely known as it should be, but Martin Luther King Jr. wrote and spoke about the need for an unconditional basic income before he was killed. Here is a video of him speaking about UBI at Stanford in 1967.

One of the answers it seems to me, is a guaranteed annual income, a guaranteed minimum income for . . .

January 21, 2019

New on Medium: It’s Time for Technology to Serve all Humankind with Unconditional Basic Income

I've just published over on Medium "It’s Time for Technology to Serve all Humankind with Unconditional Basic Income". It's actually the text of the speech I wrote for my keynote at Oredev last November in Sweden.

Because this speech was meant to be heard, I've recorded myself reading it aloud so that an audio . . .

April 14, 2018

Here's what I said about automated vehicles and basic income at the House of Commons of Canada

Recorded on March 28, 2018

Below is the audio and text of the short speech I delivered to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities at the Canadian House of Commons on March 28, 2018 as an expert called to answer questions as part of a big study they are doing on Automated and Connected Vehicles in Canada.

In 2014, I went on . . .

March 30, 2018

New on Medium: "The Real Story of Automation Beginning with One Simple Chart"

Technological unemployment is hiding in plain sight

I've just published a new feature-length article on Medium centered around the chart below.

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October 24, 2017

Basic Income is JUST Compensation

Recognizing what we owe each other

Let's say the cost to produce a widget is $1. What's the cost to produce 1 million widgets? This may sound like an extremely simple word problem that even some preschoolers could solve. However, if you think the answer is$1 million, you would be entirely wrong.

The cost to produce 1 million widgets is far below \$1 . . .