Workers need a Basic Income because work no longer pays

Therefore, our society no longer values work or workers. In fact, there is now a long list of jobs that our market economy assigns no value to.

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Senior Citizens Need a Basic Income

The average individual monthly Social Security payment in 2019 is $1,461, the Social Security Administration estimates.
 
Consequently, the average annual individual income from Social Security is $17,532.

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Can Data Pay for Basic Income?

Essentially, the data dividend takes the theory that “data is the new oil” or the oil of the 21st Century to its logical conclusion.

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Meet the first Basic Income/Luddite Presidential Candidate

Yang comes across as a kinder and gentler Generation X version of Trump.
Yang might be the breakout Democratic candidate of 2020. Even if he does not win, Yang is certainly in a position to disrupt the Democratic primaries and possibly knock out some serious mainstream contenders like former Vice President Joe Biden (D-Delaware) or U.S. Senators Kamal Harris (D-California) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-New York).
. Like Donald J. Trump, Andrew Yang is a sophisticated but improbable candidate that has a strong chance of reaching the White House.

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