Techdirt Podcast Episode 16: Rethinking Work, Income & Leisure: Albert Wenger On Basic Income

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Recently, there's been a growing discussion around the concept of a basic income guarantee and its potential to completely change how we think about work, income and leisure. Would it change the world for the better, or create more economic problems than it solves? Albert Wenger from Union Square Ventures joins us this week to discuss the potential of this revolutionary idea.

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  1. identicon
    Ed Pope, 21 Mar 2015 @ 2:16pm

    Re: Re: I'm Offended, Mike

    The real question from your statement, is why do we NOT tax the wealthy? Or why do we allow businesses to use loopholes to avoid taxation?

    We need a simpler system that allows for some limited policies to encourage business in disadvantaged areas?

    And the idea while it may not be enough to live on by itself, is not correct. Here in the United States you can live on a basic income of $1500 Per month, I admit that you have to live with someone to offset rent or the mortgage note. And I admit that it would not be the best living conditions. But, then at least you have a choice, and you could develop your own business.

    In essence this would help small businesses all over the place, as many people would do something that "Interests" them and potentially create so many new small businesses that we would have an evolution in goods and services.

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