Unconditional Basic Income 101
Over the years I've been asked many questions about the idea of a basic income guarantee. Some are asked far more than others, and so I've made a point of writing various articles and blog posts to answer many of these questions. Whatever question you may have about basic income, please look below and see if there's a . . .
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List of those who have taken the pledge for basic income
Taking a page from the Creative Commons concept of Share Alike, and based on 2018 US federal poverty guidelines, any and every patron dollar on Patreon pledged above $1,012 per month I will consider to be greater than a basic income and will pledge away to other Creators on Patreon also creating content in support of their own basic incomes . . .
I've just published over on Medium "What We Need to Truly Thrive: Democracy and Unconditional Basic Income". It's actually the text of the speech I wrote for my keynote at DemCon 2018 in Ireland.
I've also posted the slide presentation I created for this speech as well to SlideShare.
Here's an . . .
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 . . .
Markets can't tell the difference between a lack of demand and a lack of ability to express demand
Do you like markets? Well, whether you like them or not, they're pretty effective in most cases. The ability for two people to make an exchange where both feel they leave the exchange better off than prior to the exchange is a powerful thing. It's a form of democracy. By exchanging money for goods and services, people in markets are . . .
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 . . .
A letter-to-the-editor in opposition of imposing stricter work requirements for food stamps
The Trump administration has recently proposed adding what I consider to be some pretty counterproductive new requirements for SNAP (aka food stamp) recipients. In response to this, I immediately signed a public statement in defense of SNAP as an advocate of unconditional basic income because we should be going in the direction of . . .