Jared Bernstein on Basic Income vs. a Jobs Guarantee

Jim continues the discussion started on the Intelligence Squared debate over basic income with Jared Bernstein, who argued against the basic income. Bernstein explains various concerns he has with the concept, focusing on existing social programs, and a similarly radical proposal: a jobs guarantee. Bernstein is a Senior Fellow at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and served as Chief Economist and Economic Adviser to Vice President Joseph Biden from 2009-2011.

2 thoughts on “Jared Bernstein on Basic Income vs. a Jobs Guarantee

  1. Michael Keith

    The main concern with basic income is how do you fund it? The Non-Tax Dollar has an idea that could make it possible without costing the taxpayers. The government could use it’s own cryptocurrency, if done in proper stages. Visit nontaxdollar.com to see how proper implementation could work!

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