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Don't Make People in Need Jump Through Hoops for Food

A letter-to-the-editor in opposition of imposing stricter work requirements for food stamps

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The Trump administration has recently proposed adding what I consider to be some pretty counterproductive new requirements for SNAP (aka food stamp) recipients. In response to this, I immediately signed a public statement in defense of SNAP as an advocate of unconditional basic income because we should be going in the direction of . . .

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April 30, 2018

Is It Actually Possible to Live on a Basic Income of $12,000 Per Year?

(in the United States)

As you may already know, I'm actively crowdfunding a basic income of $12,000 per year, and am currently about 20% of the way there. (Thank you, Patreon patrons!) I chose this amount because I advocate the starting level of a basic income guarantee in the U.S. be set here, defined as being just above the poverty level (in 2015).

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February 16, 2015

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