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Generally speaking, once we get used to something, it no longer worries us.
Ihara Saikaku, Poet
Guaranteed income would not only establish freedom as a reality rather than a slogan, it would also establish a principle deeply rooted in Western religious and humanist tradition: man has the right to live, regardless!
Erich Fromm, Psychologist
The assurance of a certain minimum income for everyone, or a sort of floor below which nobody need fall even when he is unable to provide for himself, appears not only to be a wholly legitimate protection against a risk common to all, but a necessary part of the Great Society in which the individual no longer has specific claims on the members of the particular small group into which he was born.
F. A. Hayek, Law, Legislation and Liberty (1979), vol. 3
A certain small income, sufficient for necessities, should be secured for all, whether they work or not.
Bertrand Russell
I am now convinced that the simplest solution to poverty is to abolish it directly by a new widely discussed measure: the guaranteed income.
Martin Luther King Jr.

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Explaining U.S. Social Safety Net to Scandinavians is Utterly Embarrassing

By |November 20th, 2018|Categories: Politicians, all types, Poverty and income, Universal Basic Income|Tags: , , , , |

UBI, and candidates who are committed to making it the law are where we need to be investing our energy, not in charity, tweaking failed Welfare "to Work" policies state to state, not in passing out sandwiches and Thanksgiving turkeys.

Scarcity, Misdeeds, and Violence? Or Universal Basic Income?

By |August 11th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Incivility, bad manners, Poverty and income, Universal Basic Income|Tags: , |

Andrew Yang, Presidential candidate writes, "A culture of scarcity is a culture of negativity. They attack each other. Tribalism and divisiveness go way up."

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