• Heartland Tech Weekly: Universal basic income already has a champion in the 2020 election

    10 days ago - By Venture Beat

    Universal basic income got its first endorsement this week from a 2020 presidential candidate (unless you believe the speculation that Mark Zuckerberg is going to run for president ). In this week's Beyond VB section, I included a link to a New York Times profile of Andrew Yang, the founder of Venture for America who is betting a long-shot presidential bid on advocating for universal basic income.
    Yang tells the Times that he would brand universal basic income as a $1,000 “freedom dividend” that would be given to every American from age 18 to 64.
    According to Yang, the freedom dividend is...
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