Econ4’s Jim Boyce and Peter Barnes, author of With Liberty and Dividends for All, break down how universal basic income could be funded by common wealth:
The wealth we inherit and create together is worth trillions of dollars, yet we presently derive almost no income from it. Our joint inheritance includes invaluable gifts of nature such as our atmosphere, minerals and fresh water, and socially created assets such as our legal and financial infrastructure, without which private corporations couldn’t exist, much less thrive. If our common assets were better managed, they could pay every American, including children, several hundred dollars a month.
Read their piece here.
Econ4 is pleased to announce the Grand Prize and Most Creative Prize winner in the Econ4 Video Remix Contest:
“The Greatest Economics Lesson” created by Taylor Erickson, a nonprofit intern in Cleveland, Ohio.
Announcing the prize winner for the Most Inspiring video in the Econ4 Video Remix Contest!
“Charlie Chaplin on Greed,” produced by Korbinian Blendl and Marco Bader from Germany.
We are pleased to present the prize winner for the Funniest Video in the Econ4 Video Remix Contest!
“Greed: It’s What You Need!” by Evan Moore, an independent filmmaker based in Seattle.
Two more Honorable Mentions:
“Greed in America” by Aidan Connolly, a senior at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
“Econ4 Greed Music Video” by Andrew Erickson of the Digital Film Academy in New York.
This week we’ll be posting the winning entries in the Econ4 Video Remix Contest. We open today with Honorable Mentions for two videos from high school students. Enjoy!
Video by Evan Warner, a senior at Northfield High School in Northfield, Vermont.
Featuring Jameson King and Haylie Bettes with video production by Brett Lucas from the Macon Area Career Center in Macon, Missouri.
For your viewing pleasure, here are two more recent entries in the Econ4 Video Remix Contest. The deadline for prize eligibility is February 1st. Submit yours soon!
Here we share two more recent entries in the Econ4 Video Remix Contest. We’ll continue to post selected entries in coming weeks.
Reminder: Deadline for prize eligibility is February 1st.