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Unconditional Basic Income is a Pigovian Subsidy for Unpaid Work

There's something about unpaid work that I've never actually seen discussed, and that's the cost of the work that's paid...

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Take for example the amount of unpaid care work in the US that's estimated as being around $700 billion per year (and mostly done by women). That's an invisible work force . . .

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October 05, 2017

Basic Income as Paid Parental Leave

How new mothers actually use basic income when given it

Once again John Oliver has shone a light on something important we tend to not discuss, and that is the way we in the United States collectively treat those who just gave birth.

We force them right back to work.

That part at the end... where they show the mothers involuntarily forced to return to their jobs... . . .

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May 11, 2015

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