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Basic Income for the US

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Basic Income was almost implemented in the US in 1970, and pressure is growing for it again.

This is the UBI model referenced in the video: http://medium.com/economicsecproj/how-to-reform-welfare-and-taxes-to-provide-every-american-citizen-with-a-basic-income-bc67d3f4c2b8

How the $900 billion transfer amount is calculated: http://huffingtonpost.com/entry/the-cost-of-universal-basic-income-is-the-net-transfer_us_5963d0c7e4b0deab7c646ace

More on Nixon's Basic Income plan: http://thecorrespondent.com/4503/the-bizarre-tale-of-president-nixon-and-his-basic-income-bill/173117835-c34d6145

This is an updated version of my Canadian UBI video, expanded with US-specific info.

The animation is foam cutouts shot in stop-motion over a green background, and then put together in After Effects.

The music is "Chrome and Wax" by Blue Dot Sessions, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/

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animation was cute! I had only really heard of UBI from people like yang, but didnt know much about it. Wild to think even nixon was on board with it!