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16th Annual U.S. Basic Income Guarantee Congress Opening Session

Organized by the U.S. Basic Income Guarantee Network, Basic Income Canada, and Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College, Associate Professor Michael A. Lewis, this year’s Congress will bring together researchers, activists, policymakers and students from around North America and around the world who focus on universal basic income guarantee (BIG) policy. Kicking off [...]

By |2018-11-20T22:53:34+00:00November 19th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Presentation for the Democrats for Life of America conference

How Temporary Assistance to Needy Families ("welfare") federal block grant policy has made parenting mostly impossible* by Diane R. Pagen, LMSW, Social Worker *And why/how to do something about it Dedicated to Gerald and all the kids I have met as a social worker Download the PDF version of the presentation here Presented at the [...]

By |2018-07-28T09:03:18+00:00July 21st, 2018|Poverty and income, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Pro-soda group’s “concern” for poor is bull-doo

So now, are we to believe that the pro-soda, pro-diabetes, pro-obesity lobby is coming to the defense of the poor in the United States? If the anti-soda tax people cared, they'd get behind a Universal Basic Income.

News wrap up, July 12

We spent a good deal of time with the news media yesterday, catching up on what the President, Romney, and our fellow New Yorkers and other public figures are doing. The prevailing stories of the day were whether or not Mitt Romney lied about how long he was at Bain Capital; whether the reputation of [...]

By |2016-10-23T02:33:06+00:00July 13th, 2012|Uncategorized|0 Comments

GOP race is “heating up”

I've watched the GOP debates, including the latest, South Carolina. The practical and intellectual content is about as hot as a wet pickle. The content is smoke and mirrors: nothing about banking systems, foreclosures, justice, the dismantling of free speech via the National Defense Reauthorization Act, or the poverty that creates the need for the [...]