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November 30, 2020 37 min
UBI expert, professor and economist Ioana Marinescu of the University of Pennsylvania joins the Meet Me in the Middle panel of Pulitzer Prize winning historian Ed Larson, International Trade Attorney Jane Albrecht, and CurtCo CEO Bill Curtis, to discuss universal basic income, minimum wage, and the stimulus. With the economy potentially breaching the danger zone as the country begins to lockdown again, a discussion of increased public benefits becomes more important than ever. Throughout the episode the panel discusses: 2:30 What is the conversation around the $15 Federal minimum wage? 6:09 Fair Wage vs Living Wage 10:26 What is Universal Basic Income? 12:28 Why is UBI unconditional? 14:00 What are the benefits to UBI? 16:00 The elimination of other public benefits for UBI 18:00 Where would the extra 2 trillion dollars come from? 20:15 Investing in education first and foremost 24:00 How much of the UBI payments will go directly into the economy? 28:00 UBI: Too expensive with not enough benefit? 30:45 What would Ioana recommend to the incoming administration regarding a Stimulus package? ---------------------- Learn More: Politics: Meet Me in the Middle Follow Us on Twitter: @politicsMMITM Hosted by: Bill Curtis, Ed Larson and Jane Albrecht Produced and Edited by: Mike Thomas Sound Engineering by: Steve Riekeberg Theme Music by: Celleste and Eric Dick A CurtCo Media Production See for privacy information.
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