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INTERNATIONAL: Seventh International Basic Income Week Kicks Off with Two “Ask Me Anything” Threads on Reddit

[Josh Martin]

September 15th marks the start of the Seventh International Basic Income Week, an event designed to get people all over the world to discuss the basic income as a policy possibility to reform welfare in governments across the globe.  One of the week’s major programming pieces is a series of “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) posts on the popular social media site Reddit.  Thirty basic income speakers will take part in nineteen separate AMAs on Reddit this week to facilitate discussion on the topic.

The first two AMAs were from BINews founding editor Karl Widerquist and founder of HowStuffWorks.com Marshall Brain.

Karl Widerquist has written on the basic income for over 15 years, including over 30 articles and multiple books on the subject, including Freedom as the Power to Say NoHis AMA consists of a largely pure discussion about the basic income, including questions on work disincentives, funding methods, and many other aspects of a basic income.

Marshall Brain wrote Manna and the Robotic Nation series and conducted his AMA on the futurology subreddit.  His AMA contains many questions about Manna, the increasing robotic automation of work, the concentration of wealth, and the necessity of public awareness and public acceptance for the basic income.

The Basic Income Subreddit is online at: http://www.reddit.com/r/BasicIncome/

Information about the grown of the BI Subreddit is online at: http://redditmetrics.com/r/BasicIncome

Basic Income AMA series schedule: http://www.reddit.com/r/BasicIncome/wiki/amaseries

A series of 19 Basic Income themed AMAs is taking place on Reddit this week

A series of 19 Basic Income themed AMAs is taking place on Reddit this week

Josh Martin

About Josh Martin

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Josh Martin is a recent graduate of the London School of Economics and Political Science where he received an MSc in Social Policy and Planning and wrote his dissertation on the universal basic income as a possible solution to the problems facing Universal Credit in the UK. Prior to LSE, he attended St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, and is originally from Decorah, Iowa.

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