UBI: A Bad Idea? Michael W. Howard According to Daron Acemoglu, universal basic income (UBI) is “a flawed idea, not least because it would be prohibitively expensive unless accompanied by deep cuts to the rest of the safety net.” A UBI of $1000 a month would be, he says, about $4 trillion. But that’s the […]
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By: Michael Anthony Lewis (Associate Professor of Social Work, CUNY) Jonathan Church is an economist who’s recently taken Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) to task here for her misunderstanding of economics. What she apparently misunderstands is the notion of scarcity. Church doesn’t mention basic income in his piece, but he could have. That’s because some have advocated […]
Why Finland’s experiment hasn’t “proven” anything about UBI.
National. Safety. Net.
“EITC benefits expanded to universal basic income would give more to those who need it, promote liberty, and be politically viable and stable.”
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The real question is if and when our elected officials will decide to listen.
The children of the wealthy get “something for nothing” – so why not everybody?
Social responsibility should be shared by all, and so that all can benefit in a fiscally responsible way.
“Using tax dollars and fiat currency to fund a UBI only stimulates debate; we remove ourselves from that.”