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Basic Outcome Story Part 2

This is the sequel to the Basic Outcome Story. I have been circulating the first one. Enough people have expressed support for it and urged me to write some more, that I have decided it will be worth doing so. I have become fond of Ruthie and the inhabitants of D zone on Planet Nearth. …

Another PAINE in the ass for serious UBI proponents

( This piece criticizes a piece by Karl Widerquist, found at https://basicincome.org/news/2020/01/was-thomas-paine-a-proponent-of-universal-basic-income/ And reproduced below.) This posting by Widerquist is something I really have to respond to. It sums up all that has been wrong with the BIEN approach to a guaranteed Income scheme. I have been advocating for such for well before BIEN existed. …