Guaranteed income follows an engineering mindset that emphasizes simplicity in problem solving. “We have this problem of poverty, so the simplest thing that you can do to reduce that is give people money so that they’re not in poverty.”https://t.co/r2kTR2l96P
— Basic Income Today (@UBIToday) April 12, 2021
—We spend $ 107,575,000,000 more on police than on public housing.
—15 states spend $ 27,000 more per person in prison than they do per student.
How about instead of pouring more funds into our brutal systems of policing and mass incarceration, we invest in communities?
— Robert Reich (@RBReich) April 12, 2021
“If we want [UBI] to work in America,” she told me, “We need to show this works in a place that looks like America. And Ulster County looks like America.”
Read Sara Franklin’s great piece on the basic income pilot being conducted in Ulster County, NY:https://t.co/PVr8DNbRDi
— Humanity Forward (@HumanityForward) April 6, 2021
“We haven’t got all that we need but this is a good start. The people are the north star, not those of us who are politicians, and their needs are great. You got 33 million people out there who need a $ 15-an-hour minimum wage.” – Sen. @ninaturnerhttps://t.co/zHNwSGfiQd
— Our Revolution (@OurRevolution) April 4, 2021