Free money is not so funny anymore: Confessions of a (former) skeptic of basic income

Free money is not so funny anymore: Confessions of a (former) skeptic of basic income

More and more evidence has contradicted my initial opposition to doling out money to Americans

Getting a tire replaced seems easy to me. I’d just go to the nearest tire place and get it fixed. But Jayleene was living from paycheck to paycheck and didn’t have $110 to spare. She couldn’t get to work, and her boss fired her. She couldn’t make her rent and was soon out on the street – all because she needed $110 at the right time.

Jayleene told me her story during my volunteer shift at a soup kitchen. Her experience was the final straw […]

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