universal basic income

146. How Universal Basic Income Makes Us Richer, How to Pay for It and Why Our Economy is in Trouble | Jim Pugh

Jim Pugh UBI

Jim Pugh (@dr_pugh) is a co-founder of the Universal Income Project, a fiscally sponsored organization focused on raising awareness and support for UBI.

Jim’s also the founder and CEO of ShareProgress, a social-good startup that helps progressive organizations use the power of data and technology to grow their base and win their campaigns.

He previously served as the Director of Analytics and Development for President Obama’s Organizing for America (OFA) and the Democratic National Committee and was the founding Chief Technology Officer at Rebuild the Dream.

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In today’s episode we discuss:

  • Why we NEED universal basic income before the robots come
  • The true impact of giving people free money
  • How to pay for UBI
  • The problems and possibilities of universal basic income
  • How we should rethink immigration, especially if we enact UBI
  • Why America’s two-party system is fundamentally flawed
  • The surprising truth about working in politics
  • Why Jim thinks we need to fix antitrust
  • How grassroots movements and decentralization go forward from here
  • Why universal healthcare is so connected to universal income
  • The reason governments need to run more pilot programs
  • Why Trump broke (and fixed) politics in the US
  • What’s the future of capitalism in America

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