A one-minute case for the power to say NO
The video below was created for The Economist's Open Future contest where everyone has one minute to change the world. This is my minute.
The one thing I would change is no power to say NO...
No. I will not work for a poverty wage. No. I will not be abused. No. I will not be dominated, or controlled, or coerced . . .
A look back at this year's best UBI videos
I've done a top ten list of basic income articles for both 2016 & 2017, but this is the first time I've put together a top ten list of basic income videos. There were so many new UBI videos created this year (you can watch most of them here), but in my opinion, the following are the ones that absolutely must be watched . . .
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The moral argument for UBI by Reverend Dr. Roger Lee Ray of Community Christian Church
For some who are new to the idea of universal basic income, it may reflexively strike them as being somehow immoral. Be it seen as a form of theft, or in violation of the Protestant work ethic, or just plain feeling wrong, basic income can pose a challenge to those of faith. The following sermon makes the very strong Christian case that . . .
A look at what people will do with their basic incomes
As I've blogged about previously, being a cord cutter I watch YouTube instead of TV, and it's because of this I think I don't see people in the same way many do, where there's a mistaken belief people do nothing unless paid to do something. To the contrary, it's clear on YouTube that people love doing all kinds of things . . .
A story about the universal basic income law in Brazil
When I met Senator Eduardo Suplicy of Brazil earlier this year at the NABIG15 Congress in New York, he handed me and many others there this cute little children's book about basic income in Brazil.
For those who aren't aware, Brazil is the first country to pass basic income into law, and did so back in 2004. They just . . .
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 Tim Black Show (September 5, 2019)
Hill of Roses Candidate Supporter Debate (September 1, 2019)
Nerds for Yang (August 22, 2019)
Pitchfork Economics with Nick Hanauer (August 20, 2019). . .
Alan Watts answers the BIG question
"Money, Guilt, and the Machine" by Alan Watts
So this goes very deep into us. It goes deep, deep, deep . . .