Advocating for a Universal Basic Income in the USA
 
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SALON at LA Kitchen

 

NPR KALW RADIO INTERVIEW

 
 

BASIC INCOME FOR THE U.S.

I participated on a panel at non-profit LA Kitchen, where we discussed how Universal Basic Income can be an innovative way to tackle poverty. Filmmakers Rennie Soga and Steve Borst also shared their experiences while making their film "Income Outcome".

Universal Basic Income: New Solutions to Poverty Panel 

 

I was interviewed on San Francisco's NPR station KALW 91.7FM's "Your Call" (along with professor and long-time UBI advocate Karl Widerquist) on how a Universal Basic Income would help build a new economic system. We also took live calls from interested listeners across the city.

Your Call: Would a universal basic income build a new economic system?

 
 

This unique five minute animated video dives into the WHY and HOW of Basic Income, and looks back at the surprising history of UBI here in the United States (like how we almost passed a version of Basic Income in the 1970’s!)

I had the opportunity to play a supporting role in the development of this project and am extremely proud of the results.

 

 
 
 

IN ALL SERIOUSNESS PODCAST

I was interviewed (along with writer and fellow UBI advocate Scott Santens) by Peter Joseph on his new podcast "In All Seriousness".

The whole program is a great discussion about Basic Income, but in case you want to check out some of my responses to certain questions:

2:50 — What does UBI represent to me?
9:30 — Realizing everyone's basic dignity with UBI
15:30 — “Technological advances causing unemployment” as a strong reason for UBI
22:45 — How to fund UBI
37:55 — Expanding the view of what “work” is
49:15 — Who doesn’t benefit from implementing UBI
1:02:20 — What policies do we need after UBI?

You can find the podcast on iTunes or Soundcloud.