Radical Universal Basic Income: Beyond Right Wing Liberal Proposals

Recently, universal basic income has been floated by Silicon Valley capitalists as a solution to the growing inequality in the United States. But political economist Peter  Bohmer points out that the proposal comes nowhere near what needs to be done. His proposal is to keep social programs in place (rather than gut them) while giving people more per year to live on. As an economist he has credibility in actually spelling out how all this would be paid for.

An interview with Peter Bohmer in CounterPunch
Image by The Real Movement

About Barbara MacLean

Barbara MacLean has worked as an academic and career counselor at California State University, East Bay (CSUEB), Merritt and West Valley Colleges and as a career counselor and manager of the Oakland One Stop Career Center, a public career and jobs center in partnership with EDD. She is a co-founder and editor of Planning Beyond Capitalism.

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