(in the United States)
As you may already know, I'm actively crowdfunding a basic income of $12,000 per year, and am currently about 20% of the way there. (Thank you, Patreon patrons!) I chose this amount because I advocate the starting level of a basic income guarantee in the U.S. be set here, defined as being just above the poverty level (in 2015).
One of the . . .
The fallacy of "the luddite fallacy"
There are a lot of people wondering about the answer to this question, and drawing conclusions like 47% of all current jobs are at risk of being automated within 20 years. . . .
Can the savings of basic income exceed the costs?
Read the article I published on Medium on February 5th, 2015.
Summary: This article starts with an introduction to how hugely cost-saving vaccines are, especially our use of them to eradicate smallpox. It then asks if poverty could be like smallpox and goes into basic income's potential as a social vaccine to eradicate it, and the . . .
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 advocate a universal basic income of . . .
UBI as Universal Room and Board
Yes, it's true. I actually made this Futurama-inspired image recently to celebrate my life's most recent milestone at age thirty-seven, and it climbed to the front page of Reddit. The fact it was upvoted by almost 4,000 people I think says something. And what is that something?
There are a lot of people out there with student loans . . .
Acknowledging our one option society
What underlies a question like this is that it's okay to force people to work by withholding what they need to live, in order to force them to work for us. And at the same time, because they are forced, we don't even pay them enough to meet their basic needs that we are withholding to force them to work.
What is a good word to . . .
4 Key Lessons from The New Economics
Japan arose like a phoenix from the ruins of World War II to quickly become the second most powerful economy in the world. This unbelievable feat has been called an “economic miracle.”
Do you know how they did it?
The answer to this question may surprise you. It involves a single American name and a single visualization. The name is W. . . .