Basic Income vs Guaranteed Jobs: What If We Paid Stay-At-Home Moms?

Rising income inequality coupled with the fear that robots will soon occupy more jobs than average Americans has everyone calling for the creation of a modern safety net program. Recent debate on the left and the right falls between guaranteed basic jobs (UBJ) and universal basic income (UBI). Our team at Civic Ventures did an episode of the Other Washington podcast to explore the nuances and virtues of each approach. UBI is built on the idea that any American of working age would qualify to receive some monetary stipend to supplement survival. ….[READ]