How an American Basic Income Might Work

One of the biggest advantages of a basic income scheme is that it would actually be fairly easily to implement. No new bureaucracy or social services mechanisms would be needed to set one up. One of the biggest benefits of basic income would be to address the problems of rural poverty and the hollowing out of small town America. The real problem facing communities such as Beattyville, Kentucky, (America’s poorest white town) is a lack of cash.

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Why No Presidential Candidate Will Visit Beattyville

Judging by the candidates’ responses, it will take a violent upheaval of some sort on behalf of poor whites simply to attract the attention of the media and the political elite. One just hopes our leaders respond to that upheaval with compassion and common sense and not with bayonets and tanks.

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