How you gonna lose that student debt?
This is why UBI.

How’ll you afford that trip to the vet?
This is why UBI.

How you gonna feed your family healthy?
This is why UBI.

On generous tax breaks for the wealthy?
This is why UBI.

How you gonna keep up…

Kindly take this spam and buzz off, John.

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Hi folks. I have a BIG announcement.

Basic income is coming in 2021.

If you are an American citizen with a bank account, you will be able to be one of the first human beings to receive a sustainable, permanent, guaranteed, all-inclusive income floor.

This year.

It’s called Comingle.



family bonds

My younger brother Oliver has always had stronger religious inclinations than either my older brother Dylan or myself. At least, that’s what I thought for a long time. In retrospect, I think he was just more open to spirituality than either of us. …

From small academic gatherings discussing a politically-obscure economic justice policy to thousands in the streets demanding UBI as a human right in a few short years. (source)

NOTE: This article is an adaptation of a chapter, called “The Role of Media in the Basic Income Movement,” that I contributed to a textbook called Political Activisim and Basic Income Guarantee: International Experiences and Perspectives Past, Present, and Near Future (Palgrave MacMillan, 2020) which I based on a speech…

I’ve got some good news and some bad news. (source)

Hello America. You’re looking worse for wear.

I see that you’re experiencing symptoms of a pandemic. Please hop up on the exam table.

I’ll tell it to you straight. You’ve got it. You’re sick as a dog with this bug that’s been going around. Like every other country in the…


Let’s Talk About Coronavirus

People don’t know what to think about it, how scared to be, how to prepare, how bad it will get, how our government is handling it, how our government should be handling it, and more. …


Andrew Yang is out of the Democratic primary race, so what’s next for universal basic income (UBI) in America? First, let’s talk about where and how his campaign ended. Let’s talk about New Hampshire.

The Granite State

I was there, driving from city to city, walking miles in the cold, knocking on the…


Dear esteemed Sir or Madam.

With all due respect, we should start by acknowledging that you’re rich. It’s just a fact; there’s no two ways about it.

What can you as an individual or foundation of great wealth do to help reunite our classes? What is the future of effective philanthropy? If you truly desire to catalyze maximum impact for good, how should you approach it?

Here’s a quick list of ideas and guidelines, to be approached…

Conrad Shaw

Writer, UBI researcher (@theUBIguy), Actor, Filmmaker, Engineer

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