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  •  Yep, it sure was an issue in the '70s (5+ / 0-)

    championed by someone who'd be much too liberal for election in today's Democratic Party, Richard Nixon. He would not, however, be too criminal for election in today's Republican Party. (Note how I don't mention whether he'd be too much of a warmonger for the Democrats, because, well, I don't want to depress myself.)

    •  Yep, hard to believe (4+ / 0-)
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      chuckvw, sebastianguy99, marina, PapaChach

      that the social unrest of the 60s and the hard work of activists and advocates of a guaranteed annual income like MLK made it possible for Nixon to consider this. He was going with Milton Friedman's negative income tax, but at least he was responding. We need folks to speak up and make them respond.

      "Imagine all the people, sharing all the world." --John Lennon. Follow me on Twitter @riseupeconomics

      by RiseUpEconomics on Mon Apr 29, 2013 at 11:50:27 AM PDT

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