INTRODUCTION TO THE SERIES THE BASICS OF BASIC INCOME

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Michael Anthony Lewis, Professor, Silberman School of Social Work  At Hunter College   Those who followed the U.S. Democratic Primaries have probably heard of Andrew Yang. Yang is a lawyer and entrepreneur who vied to represent the…

Yang’s Freedom Dividend: What’s It Got to do with Freedom?

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Yang’s Freedom Dividend: What’s It Got to do with Freedom? By: Michael Anthony Lewis (Associate Professor of Social Work, CUNY) Anyone following Andrew Yang’s attempt to win the Democratic Presidential Primary knows that a key part…

UBI: A Bad Idea?

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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…