Hear Steve Shafarman discuss his new book: Peaceful, Positive Revolution: Economic Security for Every American and his efforts to build a movement for income security through a universal Basic Income Guarantee.
In the 1960s Martin Luther King, George McGovern, John Kenneth Galbraith, and Daniel Patrick Moynihan were among the many people who endorsed the idea of a guaranteed minimum income. Under Richard Nixon a guaranteed income plan passed the House with a two-thirds majority, but was narrowly defeated in the Senate.
In Peaceful, Positive Revolution Steve looks at the history of the minimum income idea going back to the Founders. He presents a new practical approach to the idea designed to appeal to ordinary Americans who are turned-off to politics. He then discusses how this updated version of the guaranteed income, if enacted, would end hunger, homelessness, and debilitating poverty as well as promote progress on many other problems including, health care, global climate change, and racism.
Steve has been writing about, and organizing for a Basic Income Guarantee for 20 years. He is the founder and President of Campaign for Income Security, a new non-profit dedicated to enacting a “BIG”. He also serves on the organizing committee of the U. S. Basic Income Guarantee Network (see, www.usbig.net).
This event is BYOL: Bring Your Own Lunch.
To read excerpts of Steve’s book, go to: http://tendrilpress.com/PPRSampleChapters-web.pdf