The question of UBI and addictive behavior
Any discussion about basic income and drug use first needs to be informed by learning more about drug users and their actual behavior.
To start with, please first read this: The Rational Choices of Crack Addicts
[Dr. Carl Hart] hoped to find a neurological cure to addiction, some mechanism for blocking that . . .
A new podcast with me as a guest is up today. This one is the P2P Connects Us podcast.
I talk about the state of technology, why it requires basic income, and how UBI would actually create a more distributed system as opposed to the idea it would further centralize it. This is something I've been meaning to write about in-depth, . . .
New Medium Article: Notes of Discussions in the North American Basic Income Guarantee Congress of 2015
Read the article I published on Medium on March 23rd, 2015.
Summary: This is what I've spent the past three weeks writing. It's a full summary of the North American Basic Income Congress I attended in NYC earlier this month. I hope it serves as a faithful record of the event, and allows those interested to learn and share . . .
Why giving basic income to even the richest makes sense
"You want to even give basic income to the rich?! That doesn't make any sense at all because they don't need it, it'll cost more, and you'll be taxing them only to give it back to them."
This a common response to the idea of providing everyone an unconditional basic income. Yes, everyone. That . . .
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Episode 153 - "Basic Benjamin$!"
I was asked recently to be the guest for an episode of the Robot Overlordz podcast. As of today, the ep's now available to listen to over here.
My thanks to the guys over at Robot Overlordz for having me on the show! You can find more of their shows here.
How a BIG could be closer than we think
As I publish this on the eve of the 14th Annual North American Basic Income Congress in New York this weekend, which I will be attending thanks to the amazing support from my patrons, and even heading up social media interaction for (watch /r/BasicIncome for the live feed and #NABIG15 on Twitter), it occurs to me I need to share some of what . . .
Guess What Happened When Liberia Tested a Pilot Program of Cash Transfers to the Extreme Poor in Bomi
Further evidence of the potential of basic income
I'm always on the lookout for more scientific evidence of what happens when people are provided cash incomes unconditionally. Recently I found something new, a pilot program tested in Bomi and Maryland Counties in Liberia that started in 2009 and ended in late 2014. Implemented by the Liberian Ministry of Gender and Development with . . .