Should We Have A Universal Basic Income? | WYPR

Should We Have A Universal Basic Income?

Sep 20, 2016

On the first “On the Record,” with technology replacing more and more jobs, there’s more talk of a universal basic income--the idea of the government giving a minimal income to everyone, no strings attached. We speak with former labor boss Andy Stern. He and others, from the right and the left, are pushing the idea of a universal basic income, in which the federal government would pay everyone a monthly stipend, no strings attached. Stern's new book is: “Raising the Floor: How a Universal Basic Income Can Renew Our Economy and Rebuild the American Dream.”  

Andy Stern will give a talk about his plan for a universal basic income at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum in Baltimore, Thursday at 5:30 p.m.