Universal Basic Income (UBI)

Universal Basic Income (UBI) is the humane response to the dysfunctional “wages as a means to survival”… particularly dire now in this new era of hyper-austerity. It’s not a “new” idea but certainly one that is really resonating with folks from social democrats like Paul Krugman, from liberals like Martin Wolf, from conservatives like Richard Nixon; from people who consider themselves disciples of the free market to people who consider themselves on the far left. We need to ask ourselves a question whose answer is mistakenly taken for granted: “Why does everyone have to work?”. Think about it… don’t rush to parrot the ingrained response. Perhaps even read some thoughts on the subject http://www.filmsforaction.org/watch/why-does-everyone-have-to-work/

It makes sense. We don’t live in a world that everybody can hope to survive on wages as there are not jobs for everybody and many of those that have them can still hardly survive. Here’s 7 reasons to consider UBI and fight for it! http://www.filmsforaction.org/articles/do-they-owe-us-a-living-7-reasons-the-universal-basic-income-is-worth-fighting-for/