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Should Labor Law Reform Advocates Support a UBI?

Published July 17th, 2017 -

Once simply the subject of academic books and articles, Universal Basic Income (UBI)—wherein the state provides a uniform cash grant to every citizen without a means test or work requirement—has seemingly become de rigueur for progressive activists. In their t... More »

UBI and Labor: How Does Major Change Happen?

Published July 10th, 2017 -

I appreciate Andy Stern’s response to my recent post on labor law reform and UBI. I think we agree on almost everything, but disagree in a couple important respects. Let me first trace the large zone of agreement. I think we’re both committed to an egalitarian... More »

UBI: Playing Defense or Playing the Long Game?

Published July 7th, 2017 -

The debate between Brishen Rogers and Andy Stern points to important questions about the best strategy for achieving a progressive UBI in the United States.  We look forward to publishing Rogers’ reply to Stern soon.  In the meantime, I want to offer a t... More »

A Missed Opportunity: Worker Voice in Portable Benefits

Published June 1st, 2017 -

Last week, Senator Mark Warner and Rep. Suzan DelBene introduced the Portable Benefits for Independent Workers Pilot Program Act.  The Act would authorize $20 million for competitive grants to states, local governments and nonprofits to fund pilot projects aro... More »