David Thigpen

David E. Thigpen is a Research Affiliate with the Institute for the Future in Palo Alto, California and a Lecturer at the University of California at Berkeley.

Some call it a “basic income.” Others call it a “guaranteed minimum income.” Whatever you call it, the idea of providing direct cash payments to citizens has come in and out of vogue for at least 60 years in the United States. In recent years, however, driven by declining job security and the stagnant pay of

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