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Time to consider a guaranteed minimum income

Time to consider a guaranteed minimum income – It’s not quite as revolutionary as it might at first seem — until recently, unemployment insurance provided adequate income security for most workers’ needs, and functioned as an income supplement to seasonal workers in some industries. We already provide some direct, unconditional income support to every parent in the country.

There are legitimate obstacles to making such income supplements universally available that need thought and debate. But it is an idea worth far more discussion, I think.

It’s familiar news by now that jobs — full-time careers with decent salaries, full benefits, generous pensions, and lifelong stability — appear to be an endangered species. The question is whether it’s possible for that to be a positive development. And if it’s possible, how do we make it happen? A series of stories this spring…

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