Techdirt Podcast Episode 16: Rethinking Work, Income & Leisure: Albert Wenger On Basic Income

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Recently, there's been a growing discussion around the concept of a basic income guarantee and its potential to completely change how we think about work, income and leisure. Would it change the world for the better, or create more economic problems than it solves? Albert Wenger from Union Square Ventures joins us this week to discuss the potential of this revolutionary idea.

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    Kevin Carson, 19 Mar 2015 @ 1:02pm

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    It's debated because it would increase the bargaining power of labor, put upward pressure on wages, put downward pressure on profit, and reduce the amount of shit workers are willing to take on the job. And capitalists and employers have a lot more influence on the government that workers do.

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