Universal Basic Income
The idea of a universal basic income has been gaining support amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, but the idea has really been around for hundreds of years. Former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang popularized the idea with his concept of the Freedom Dividend, which would have given “$1,000 a month, [or]
In 2018, the impossible has become reality. Cars are driving themselves, Apple is worth more than a trillion dollars and Donald Trump is president. While these may at first seem unrelated, they tell the story of how our country has veered into a dystopian nightmare, and how, if we act
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A new podcast is asking people ‘what would you do if you were given a basic income’, ie if you didn’t HAVE to work? The project by upstreampodcast explores that question by asking people they find all over the bay area, including economic experts and basic income recipients. In upstream’s words:
We at Broke-Ass Stuart are always keeping our eyes open for weird and wonderful things in the Bay Area. Much of this city’s mystique was built and maintained by cultural outliers, by innovative artist and engineers, and by new and strange ideas. The idea of a universal basic income isn’t new
Are you a robot? Probably not, but take a test: look around your place of work. How many of your co-workers are actual people – as opposed to virtual people you only ever meet via email, co-working platforms and an occasional conference call? The machines are taking over the world.