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Mon Feb 13, 2017, 02:36 PM

Martin Luther King Jr. on the record for a Guaranteed Income

The idea of Universal Basic Income as a solution to job automation technology became mainstream in 2016. But the concept of a guaranteed income for all, regardless of employment, is nothing new. Martin Luther King Jr. was a big proponent of it way back in the 60's.

“…It is a cruel jest to say to a bootless man that he oughta lift himself by his own bootstraps…"



Much more at: https://medium.com/basic-income/martin-luther-king-jr-on-the-record-for-a-guaranteed-income-b47b58b41e93#.9nrbshd3g

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Mon Feb 13, 2017, 02:48 PM

1. Never happen since the Republicans want to force everyone to work

 

The people lucky enough to have jobs should be helping the ones not so lucky in more ways than is done now.

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Mon Feb 13, 2017, 03:04 PM

2. Never happen?

It has started already!

Social Security?

Earned Income Tax Credit?

It's just right there. All we have to do is say, "Yes!"

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