This is a replay of Unspecified episode #4! Way back machine (kinda). Stern is a champion of Universal Basic Income (UBI) and as you’ll hear in our conversation believes that society at large would be much better off everyone was able to work from a basic level of safety.
Stern isn’t the only one championing UBI, he’s joined by some of the worlds brightest and most innovative minds: Elon Musk, Richard Branson, and Mark Zuckerberg to name a few. Additionally, Stockton, CA recently introduced UBI for its citizens.
Stockton Mayor, Michael Tubbs (@MichaelDTubbs) this year introduced SEED, Stockton Economic Empowerment Demonstration. A Basic Income program that will pay $500 a month to some of the city’s lowest income citizens.
Andy Stern is the former president of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). Under his tenure, they grew by over a million workers and became the largest political action committee in the United States. He is now Senior Fellow at the Economic Security Project.
Stern has been featured on 60 Minutes and CNN, as Fox News Power Player of the Week and on the covers of the New York Times Magazine, Fortune, and Businessweek. CBS News described him as the “most important labor boss in America.”
President Obama appointed Stern to the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform (AKA Simpson-Bowles). He has been called one of the chief architects of healthcare reform and is considered one of the most powerful people in healthcare.
He is also the author of two books: A Country That Works and Raising the Floor: How a Universal Basic Income Can Renew Our Economy and Rebuild the American Dream.
You can find Andy’s books on Amazon, or wherever you like to buy books.
Finally, you can find Andy on Twitter; @AndyStern_DC.
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