Here's a transcript of the recorded interview
Here's the podcast where he is interviewed by Georgina Godwin for a special edition of The Briefing. He starts talking about basic income at around 18m30s into it.
Transcript by me:
I'm always concerned about, more than anything else, the waste of human potential. That's the thing that upsets me. The waste . . .
How Charles Dickens knew what we're only learning now
First published in 1843, A Christmas Carol is a timeless story that we have cherished ever since, especially during the holidays. The tale by Charles Dickens has been adapted and re-adapted, modified and satired, with such frequency that we may not even recognize it in all its forms.
So why is it so timeless? Why has it had such a . . .
The effects of basic income on a single parent of two
In that article is the following image from this presentation:
This image depicts a single parent with two children living in Pennsylvania. Basic income should replace her cash, food, housing, and energy benefits, and not her childcare, . . .
What makes them the same and what makes them different?
A negative income tax (NIT) and an unconditional basic income (UBI) are two ways of achieving a basic income guarantee (BIG). One gives a varying amount of money according to income, and the other gives the same amount to all and taxes different amounts back. However, among basic income supporters, some of us prefer UBI and some of us prefer . . .
This weekend Newsweek joined the mainstream media club to write favorably of basic income. Please read the article if you haven't already done so.
I think it's important in an article like this to get a feeling for how people are reacting to the idea and try to best answer them appropriately. And so the following are some of . . .
A memorial for the means-tested
Another reason why basic income is important
Claim 1: Income is access to resources. When it comes to humans, one gender is given less access to resources than the other.
Claim 2: Women are paid less than men for the same work.
Though it may appear these two claims are the same, they are not. The first claim is entirely true, but the second more widely shared claim . . .