The economy we live in today is no longer working for most Americans. The nature of work is changing, income inequality is rising, and more and more people are becoming financially insecure. To confront a challenge of this magnitude, we need a radical change.
A universal basic income would provide Americans with an income sufficient to cover basic needs, given directly to individuals, universally and unconditionally. It aims to abolish poverty, eliminate complicated bureaucracy, and grant economic security in an age of increasing workplace automation. Achieving this would free individuals to engage in work of their own choice.
The time has come to push for universal basic income in the United States.
Between March 24th and 26th, writers, artists, videographers, developers, musicians, researchers, and others will come together to create projects around the theme of a Universal Basic Income in the United States.
The ideas for these projects will come from you. Is there a compelling video, an engaging web application, or a cool art project you’d like to create? You’ll have the chance to share it to other participants and work together with them to make it a reality.
The Create-a-thon will be held at the Covo co-working space at 981 Mission Street, San Francisco from Friday, March 24 to Sunday, March 26, starting at 7pm. Food will be provided. Registration is $15, although fee waivers are available for anyone with budget constraints. You can sign up to attend through the Eventbrite interface below.
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Have questions about the Create-A-Thon, or want to help sponsor the event? You can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org.