Presidential Candidates’ Basic Income Proposals Fall Short

Presidential Candidates’ Basic Income Proposals Fall Short

Two major US presidential candidates’ basic income proposals fall short in the battle against poverty, technological job loss, and income inequality.

Importantly, two contenders for the 2020 Democratic presidential nominees are pushing basic-income schemes. However, I think both proposals are deeply flawed and do not go far enough.

The most important basic income plan comes from US Senator Kamala Harris (D-California). Harris’s proposal; the LIFT Act, is notable, because it is the first basic income proposal from a major mainstream American political figure since 1972. To explain, US Senator George McGovern (D-South Dakota) had a basic income proposal in his 1972 […]

PYP EXHIBITION 2019

PYP EXHIBITION 2019

“A nation’s greatness is measured by how it treats its weakest members.”

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I decided to make this website to help spread the word about UBI. I got this idea from BIEN (Basic Income Earth Network ), my choice of NGO.Taking an action means to do something that will change someone’s behaviour or the way they act about a problem in the world and I want others to do the same, to spread the word about UBI. Tell a friend, vote for people who want to make UBI happen and let people know about your opinion. NGO Basic Income […]

US Presidential Candidate, Andrew Yang Promises to Stabilize the Country’s Crypto Regulations

US Presidential Candidate, Andrew Yang Promises to Stabilize the Country’s Crypto Regulations

Andrew Yang, 2020 presidential candidate says that if elected as President, he would fix the many ‘confusing’ cryptocurrency regulations. Yang is an Asian-American entrepreneur and the Democratic presidential candidate of the United States. He stated that he would set a congruent list of regulations that is feasible for individuals and corporate bodies to go by. Should Yang win the US 2020 presidential race, he promises to enhance walkable guidelines for digital assets where there won’t be unnecessary and sudden changes. This he said would help to promote digital crypto exchanges and annihilate any iota of fear of investment in […]

How Marianne Williamson Plans to Heal America’s “Spiritual Malfunction”

How Marianne Williamson Plans to Heal America's

2020 Democratic Presidential Primary Candidate Marianne Williamson spoke on The Exchange about her platforms to "wage peace" and reduce human suffering in America through economic programs. Like every 2020 Presidential Candidate, Marianne Williamson has her policy positions on the issues. But Williamson argues her ideas present what she calls a “fierce and authentic” conversation, unheard elsewhere in the crowded Democratic field.

In an interview on The Exchange, Williamson described her approach, while painting an image of an America traumatized by economic distress and spiritual malfunction. She suggested that her status as a political outsider, along with her work helping people […]

Why Universal Basic Income Works: GiveDirectly’s Program in Rural Kenya

Why Universal Basic Income Works: GiveDirectly’s Program in Rural Kenya

An example of the type of village that would benefit from universal basic income. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/1b/Shirazi_Village%2C_Kenya.jpg Over the past decade, the implementation of universal basic income (UBI) programs has skyrocketed , and the concept has increasingly dominated economic policy debates. Universal basic income (UBI) has the potential to vastly reduce the incidence of poverty among the most vulnerable in every society and allows for periodic cash payments to be made to all members within a community without the need for work requirements or other qualifications.

Unlike conditional cash transfers (CCTs), which operate by making periodic cash payments to those who qualify […]

The Great Debate at Georgia State

The Great Debate at Georgia State

Enrique Pujals (left) and Peter Minetos debate onstage at the second annual Great Debate. Photo by Unique Rodriguez | The Signal Georgia State got to bleed both blue and red at the second annual Great Debate, hosted by political activism student organization Vote Everywhere GSU.

The debate kicked off Monday evening between the Georgia State College Republicans and Young Democrats.

Representing the Republicans were Enrique Pujals, Jalen Johnson and Peter Minetos, who also serves as the president for the College Republicans at Georgia State. On the other side of the aisle, Dontay Wimberly, Asher Tobey and Kacie Gartner represented the Democrats. […]

Unconditional basic income is “fuck you money” for all. Those who are against UBI don’t want workers to tell employers to fuck off unless their wage/time demands are met. Those who are against UBI don’t want the abused to tell their abusers to fuck off. UBI is about emancipation.

Unconditional basic income is

I think it’s especially ridiculous hearing socialists claim a basic income enables employers to lower wages. For desireable jobs maybe, but not undesirable jobs. UBI’s unconditionality is strike power for individuals. It’s bargaining power to demand higher wages & shorter weeks.

Universal basic income is also venture capital for those inclined to start worker co-ops to bring democracy to the work place, and make sure all workers share in the profits. And this has been observed where UBI has been tested. People will pool their incomes and share ownership.

In other words, if you are a socialist or a communist and […]

US Presidential Candidate Yang Promises ‘Clear’ Bitcoin Regulation

US Presidential Candidate Yang Promises ‘Clear’ Bitcoin Regulation

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Send Share 2020 US Presidential hopeful Andrew Yang has given the clearest sign yet that he welcomes Bitcoin, releasing a dedicated statement on cryptocurrency regulation this week. Yang Highlights ‘Vast Potential’ Yang, whose pitch revolves around radical economic policy such as installing a Universal Basic Income (UBI), said that he would create “clear” legislation on crypto, using pro-industry legal schemes such as that of Wyoming as role models.“Investment in cryptocurrencies and digital assets has far outpaced our regulatory frameworks in the US,” he summarized. We should let investors, companies, and individuals know what […]

Rampell: Dems’ tax plan is most efficient yet

Rampell: Dems’ tax plan is most efficient yet

Catherine Rampell is an opinion columnist at The Washington Post. Just in time for Tax Day, we received new insight into the dueling partisan visions for the U.S. tax system.

We already knew that the GOP’s 2017 tax law mostly benefited corporations and the wealthy; that’s old news. But last week, we got some illustrative examples, courtesy of the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy. The organization found that at least 60 profitable Fortune 500 firms paid no federal income tax in 2018, about twice as many as in the years leading up to the law’s passage.

In fact, most of […]

U.S. Presidential Candidate, Andrew Yang Releases a New Policy on Cryptocurrencies

U.S. Presidential Candidate, Andrew Yang Releases a New Policy on Cryptocurrencies

Andrew Yang , the pro-bitcoin presidential candidate looking to take on the current U.S. president Donald Trump come 2020 has called for clear crypto regulations. Yang actually believes that the Blockchain technology has great potential, and implementing clear guidelines on crypto coins will pave way for greater innovations.

In a statement published on his campaign website , Yang outlined that the government has failed to come up with a national framework for regulating crypto and other digital assets. Yang believes that if these regulation guidelines are set, both businesses and individuals can invest in digital assets without fear of […]