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Springboard to Opportunities program in Jackson, Miss., gives moms $1,000 a month as part of a "universal basic income"

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The idea of a “universal basic income” is gaining traction among Silicon Valley titans and Democratic presidential hopefuls, despite a national trend toward more restrictions on public benefits.

The idea of guaranteed income is gaining traction, from the presidential debate stage to Silicon Valley, where tech titans such as Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk have promoted it as a way to fend off a gloomy future in which automation and climate change eliminate millions of jobs. Activists associated with the Movement for Black Lives are advocating guaranteed income for African Americans as a form of reparations for slavery.

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This provocative idea makes sense if you see the economy as the blood stream that feeds an organism. The trick with blood is that it's useless unless it's circulating all around the organism. Allowing it to collect in one part of the body guarantees problems; just put a rubber band around your wrist and see how long it takes before your had falls off. How and why it's managed is irrelevant, as long as it keeps moving. It's not social, personal, or philosophical; it's biological. But we tend not to take the long look at ourselves when designing social programs. There's a loss of identity involved, and our inherent vanity is a strong force, trumping objectivity when it comes to understanding our species. We think we're in charge here. Funny.

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