# An Engineering Argument for Basic Income

This post is also available in Spanish and Czech due to the volunteer work of translators. Thank you to everyone who submits a translation for me to add here.

Before studying engineering, if someone asked . . .

October 30, 2020

# With UBI, won't people just watch TV and play video games?

### The Tarantino Argument for Unconditional Basic Income

(Click here to listen to this argument as a 13-minute podcast episode)

"If we give everyone basic income, people will do nothing but watch TV and play video games."

I've heard and read this more times than I can count over the years, and despite the evidence not supporting that . . .

October 21, 2020

# Unconditional Basic Income is a Pigovian Subsidy for Unpaid Work

There's something about unpaid work that I've never actually seen discussed, and that's the cost of the work that's paid...

### (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).

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