Universal Basic Income

Last year, Paul Ryan passed along this made up story: This reminds me of a story I heard from Eloise Anderson. She serves in the cabinet of my buddy Governor Scott Walker. She once met a young boy from a poor family. And every day at school, he would get a free lunch from a government...
11/28/2014
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Previously, I wrote about a 1967 job guarantee proposal put forward by the President's National Advisory Commission on Rural Poverty. As that was a fairly popular post, I figured I should share another old 1960s government proposal, this time a proposal for a universal basic income (UBI). In...
02/03/2014
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Things we liked: Our own Matt Bruenig has been a big proponent of a Universal Basic Income, so we were happy to learn that the first ever experiment, in 1795, when swimmingly. Frances Coppola explains on Pieria how Speenhamland, England instituted what was essentially a basic income and the watched...
01/16/2014
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I made this basic income calculator just to see what a basic income of varying levels would do to the official poverty rate. For those not familiar, a basic income is a universal cash income that every person gets from the government every year. For these purposes, children also receive the basic...
10/03/2013
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