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 . . .
How to convert an economy based on fear to one based on joy
Every year since 2002, there is a North American Basic Income Guarantee Congress held in either the US or Canada. On the eve of this year’s NABIG in Hamilton, Ontario, I’d like to share with you my favorite presentation from 2017. It was a talk given by Ken Burak and it centered around the Pixar film “Monsters, Inc” as an argument for basic . . .
The question of UBI and addictive behavior
Any discussion about basic income and drug use first needs to be informed by learning more about drug users and their actual behavior.
To start with, please first read this: The Rational Choices of Crack Addicts
[Dr. Carl Hart] hoped to find a neurological cure to addiction, some mechanism for blocking that dopamine . . .
The question of child allowances
This is a question that shows a particular perspective in the very way it's framed.
What about this question instead:
"Why should kids get basic incomes too, and not just adults?"
They might look like they are basically the same, but they contain different viewpoints.
Here's the deal. I . . .