Basic Income?

Do we have to behave in particular ways to justify compassion and support? Or is simply human dignity enough?
— Evelyn Forget
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  A "Millennial Hamster Tribe" member running in place trying to break free. ..

A "Millennial Hamster Tribe" member running in place trying to break free...

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  Solidarity among millennials facing an uncertain future: not everyone can be a card-carrying member of the "Millennial Hamster Tribe"!

Solidarity among millennials facing an uncertain future: not everyone can be a card-carrying member of the "Millennial Hamster Tribe"!

A lot of our social services were based on the notion that there are a lot of 40 hour-per-week jobs out there, full-time jobs, and it was just a matter of connecting people to those jobs and everything will be fine. Of course, one of the things we know is that’s certainly not the case, particularly for young people who often find themselves working in precarious jobs, working in contracts for long periods of time without the benefits and long-term support that those of us who have been around longer take for granted.
— Evelyn Forget
Faith is the number one element. It isn’t something that spreads itself uniformly. Faith is concentrated in a few people at particular times and places. If you can involve young people in an atmosphere of hope and faith, then I think they’ll figure out how to get the answer. Faith and hope are absolutely central to everything one does.
— John Archibald Wheeler (1911-2008)
  How does anyone recruit the ideal millennial candidates for basic income study from among all Americans born between 1980 and 2005, i.e., one-third of total U.S. population (circa 2013)?

How does anyone recruit the ideal millennial candidates for basic income study from among all Americans born between 1980 and 2005, i.e., one-third of total U.S. population (circa 2013)?

  A gentle helping hand that reaches across the generation. (Image Credit:  IJCCR ).

A gentle helping hand that reaches across the generation. (Image Credit: IJCCR).

References:

  1. Shafarman, Steven. A Brief History of Basic Income Ideas. Retrieved from: http://basicincome-europe.org/ubie/brief-history-basic-income-ideas/
  2. Basic Income Earth Network (BIEN). History of Basic Income. Retrieved from: http://www.basicincome.org/basic-income/history/
  3. Federal Reserve Bank of Boston (1986, September). Lessons from the Income Maintenance Experiments (Alicia H. Munnell, Editor). Retrieved from: https://www.bostonfed.org/economic/conf/conf30/conf30.pdf and https://www.bostonfed.org/economic/conf/conf30/conf30i.pdf
  4. Mallett, Whitney (2015, February 4). The Town Where Everyone Got Free Money. Motherboard. Retrieved from: http://motherboard.vice.com/read/the-mincome-experiment-dauphin
  5. White House Council of Economic Advisers (2014, October). 15 Economic Facts About Millennials. Retrieved from: https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/docs/millennials_report.pdf