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 No. His 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: https://www.reddit.com/r/BasicIncome/
Information about the grown of the BI Subreddit is online at: https://redditmetrics.com/r/BasicIncome
Basic Income AMA series schedule: https://www.reddit.com/r/BasicIncome/wiki/amaseries