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Wed Oct 30, 2019, 09:24 AM

The Case For Universal Basic Income With Annie Lowrey

The Case For Universal Basic Income With Annie Lowrey
OCTOBER 23, 2019 BY A PUBLIC AFFAIR

The universal basic income (UBI) movement is gaining momentum in the United States, where cities like Stockton, California have implemented pilot programs and 2020 presidential candidate Andrew Yang is running on a platform heavily based on principles of UBI, including the idea of giving every American a “freedom dividend” of $1,000 per month.

On today’s episode, Ali explores the challenges and possibilities of UBI with Annie Lowrey, author of Give People Money. They discuss prevailing myths and stereotypes about low-income families and “personal responsibility,” the ways UBI addresses racial and gender inequities, what it means to have “enough,” and much more.

Annie Lowrey is a journalist and staff writer for The Atlantic. She has written for the New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, Slate, and other publications. She is the author of Give People Money: How a Universal Basic Income Would End Poverty, Revolutionize Work, and Remake the World (Crown, 2018).

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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Wed Oct 30, 2019, 09:56 AM

1. This is a very good discussion of UBI!

Thanks so much for posting this! It's long but really worth hearing.

I hope a lot more people start getting behind this idea. It truly would be revolutionary.

As the party that has historically championed the social safety net, this represents a chance to really move forward in how we ensure basic needs are met.

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Wed Oct 30, 2019, 02:45 PM

2. We desperately need a UBI in this country;

there simply aren't enough jobs to go around for everyone.

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Response to area51 (Reply #2)

Wed Oct 30, 2019, 02:49 PM

3. Agreed

There certainly are not enough jobs that pay a living wage to go around and many of those that do not will be replaced by automation and AI in the not too distant future.

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