Thom Hartmann, “What’s Good About Guaranteed Basic Income”
In this post Hartmann makes the case for a basic income guarantee (BIG), citing conservative mainstays like personal responsibility and the perceived inefficiency of social safety net programs.
He compares the results of BIG experiments in developing and developed nations, and contrasts the benefits of basic income with the negative results of overwork simply to survive. Hartmann argues that a BIG could eliminate the need for social programs in the United States by empowering individuals to participate in the economy at higher-than-subsistence levels.
Thom Hartmann, “What’s Good About Guaranteed Basic Income”, Truthout, July 3, 2015.