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Will a ‘mincome’ catch on in the US? One CA company is about to find out

Katie Modesitt, a Young Voices Advocate from the San Francisco Bay Area, joined “Pat & Stu” today to discuss Silicon Valley’s potentially world-changing experiment with Universal Basic Income, or “mincome.”

A private tech company in Oakland is experimenting with providing a hundred families with $1500-2000 monthly. Katie felt the experiment has a libertarian feel to it because it may eliminate the vast bureaucracy that has built up around the welfare state but acknowledged that it only works if the welfare state is disbanded.

Read more and watch the video interview at The Blaze

Podcast #68: Changing Strategy on Poverty with Universal Basic Income

Katie Modesitt of the Independent Institute calls in from California to discuss her piece in the San Francisco Examiner on a Universal Basic Income experiment. Silicon Valley is trying out this much debated approach to poverty and Katie makes a compelling case for taking this experimentation seriously.

Follow Katie Modesitt @KatieModesitt and Young Voices on Twitter @yvadv and Stephen Kent @stephenofkent

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