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Marshall Brain, “Why and How Should We Build a Basic Income for Every Citizen?”

[Josh Martin] Brain wrote this post partially due to his participation in an “Ask Me Anything” thread on Reddit for Basic Income Week, and in it he conducts a thought experiment on what sort of society we wish to live in.  He then takes this thought experiment and applies it to the current situation in the USA, including a debate

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Bernard Marszalek, “Why Labor Day Needs Retooling.”

SUMMARY: This article connects its arguments about labor with basic income, concluding, “[I]f the ultimate goal is liberation from poverty, that will only occur when we abandon the delusional quest for full employment for a system where income is separated from work.” Bernard Marszalek, editor of The Right to be Lazy (AK PRESS), can be reached at info@righttobelazy.com . He

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Jordan Weissmann, "Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Solution to Poverty"

[Craig Axford] SUMMARY: In his final book, Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?, Martin Luther King, Jr. advocated for a universal basic income.  In addition to recalling King’s contribution to civil rights during the days surrounding Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, it’s worth remembering his commitment to ending poverty as well. Jordan Weissmann, “Remembering Martin Luther King,

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