What Is Universal Basic Income?

Where it came from, and why we’re hearing about it now.

Background

(Guaranteed minimum income at 37:18)

Idea

Snapshot of Apple stock. Notice dividend yield (%), which is paid out to shareholders.

Andrew Yang

Andrew Yang proposes the “Freedom Dividend” as a modern implementation of UBI

Alaska’s Permanent Fund Dividend

Annual payments made by Alaska’s Permanent Fund

Commonalities

Conclusion

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