Readings for October 2018

Our next meeting will be held at 7 PM on October 17th at Feed Arts Center, 259 S Schuyler Avenue in Downtown Kankakee.

Basic Universal Income

Articles to Discuss

What Would Happen If We Just Gave People Money?┬áBy Andrew Flowers – The idea of a universal basic income is as simple as it is radical: Rather than concern itself with managing myriad social welfare and unemployment insurance programs, the government would instead regularly cut a no-strings-attached check to each citizen. No conditions. No questions. Everyone, rich or poor, employed or out of work would get the same amount of money.

The Case Against a Basic Income BY DANIEL ZAMORA – A universal basic income would shore up the market. We need ideas that shrink it.

The Rich Already Have a UBI BY MATT BRUENIG – 10 percent of all national income is paid out to the 1 percent as capital income. Why not give it to all as a universal basic income?