Add a Comment
Log In Create an Account

Scott Santens, Moderator of /r/basicincome on Reddit and Founder of The BIG Patreon Creator Pledge
Why Should We Support the Idea of an Unconditional Basic Income? https://medium.com/working-life/why-should-we-support-the-idea-of-an-unconditional-basic-income-8a2680c73dd3
Dec. 10, 2014, 6:10 p.m.
Thomas Paine was a supporter of UBI through the Citizen's Dividend. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citizen%27s_dividend
Dec. 11, 2014, 5:42 p.m.
This policy option is fragmented all over the place. Please sync up with http://reddit.com/r/BasicIncome so we can consolidate and coordinate all these efforts! http://thinkbig.us/search/?q=basic+income AND http://thinkbig.us/search/?q=citizens+dividend
Dec. 11, 2014, 6:43 p.m.
Mandala M.
$1,000.00/month is far too low for basic income! It is still poverty!
Jan. 3, 2015, 4:21 a.m.
Kent Pitman
I'm going to vote for this though I don't like the phrase "elimination of subsidies" and would have rather it either enumerated the subsidies or said "some subsidies". In particular, there's a difference between subsidies for new and important technologies (such as solar energy) and subsidies for ultra-lucrative things or even detrimental technologies (like fossil fuel use). There is also a difference between subsidies for food (which you might reasonably want this proposal to replace) and subsidies for housing (which might be expensive enough in some locations that this proposal doesn't help) and education (which is definitely expensive enough that this proposal doesn't help).
Jan. 10, 2015, 12:37 p.m.