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Ep. 17: Basic Income for Oakland

Silicon Valley seed accelerator Y-Combinator plans on conducting a basic income experiment in Oakland, California. They're currently preparing for a small experiment that will help determine the metrics for a larger study in the city, but there are questions about the project from local civil society activists. We talk through some of the issues as well as some other issues relevant to the basic income idea.

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Things we mentioned:

Y-Combinator’s Basic Income Project
'Fund it, don't run it.' https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/jun/20/y-combinator-oakland-universal-basic-income-pilot-project
Jacobin Mag article about Universal Basic Income:  https://www.jacobinmag.com/2016/01/universal-basic-income-switzerland-finland-milton-friedman-kathi-weeks/

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