Category Archives: Interviews

An Interview with André Coelho

What made you become an activist for basic income, and devote so much time to it? A revolution is taking place here and now, and each person has a choice: to be an active part in that revolution (to work for it to succeed), to be a passive part in it (to let it happen, if it must), or to

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Interview: The feasibility of citizen’s income

After many years writing scholarship on the citizen’s income (or basic income), Malcolm Torry was constantly asked about the feasibility of the policy. A new book by Torry, The Feasibility of Citizen’s Income, seeks to answer this question. Below is an interview with Torry on he came to write the new book and some of the conclusions he made in his research. What

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An Interview with Tyler Prochazka

How’d you get an interest in Basic Income (BI)? My interest in BI started back around 2013 after reading a Reason article. It described how a BI would provide a much more efficient social safety net. It intrigued me at the time and over the next couple of years I periodically would seek out the latest research on BI. I was hooked

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An Interview with Jenna van Draanen

Tell us about your background in terms of how you got interested in basic income.   I was researching income security policies in my masters and I stumbled across income experiments in Manitoba in the 70s. I come from a public health background – both my master and doctorate work are in public health so I am looking for policies

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Zwolinski: Basic income helps ‘protect freedom’

One of the most visible libertarian advocates of the basic income is Dr. Matt Zwolinski. Zwolinski is a professor of philosophy at the University of San Diego and has written extensively on the libertarian case for the basic income. In my interview with Zwolinski, he said a basic income “can help protect the freedom of certain vulnerable people,” although he recognizes there

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