Getting Into Social Debt–And Getting Out

In Silicon Valley, companies discuss and worry about their “technical debt.” That’s the friction caused by the accumulation of bad design choices, expedient compromises, avoided decisions, and postponed work.

Basic Income for Children

The United States has a higher proportion of children living in poverty than Russia–that’s just one interesting statistic from a recent New York Times article on child poverty. The US has this dismal distinction despite giving tax credits and personal tax exemptions for children as ways to combat poverty. There’s a fundamental flaw with tax...Continue reading

Basic Income Case Studies

In a previous post I wrote about basic income, the idea that everyone in a society receives money for simple expenses such as food and housing, regardless of whether they work or not. Trends in demographics and technology are driving the idea of and need for basic income. To many in the United States, this...Continue reading

On Fairness: Guaranteeing Basic Income For Everyone

This blog is premised on our social nature and our innate sense of fairness. Those impulses lead to the design, distribution, pricing and promotion of social goods, or marketing the social good. Trends in demographics and technology are pointing to a major change in our society where there are more people than jobs. As social...Continue reading

The Business Solution to Poverty: Pay the Poor More

Michael Schuman packs a full agenda for fighting poverty and establishing fairness into one recent article for Time. And while his article not a direct response to The Business Solution to Poverty, I think it makes a good counterpoint.

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