To help facilitate conversations around basic income history, terminology, and more, we've developed a set of educational resources called Basic Income Ed. These documents are meant to establish a solid foundation of knowledge and help advocates educate their communities about basic income. Feel free to utilize them for tabling, deep canvassing, workshops, or even just your own exploration.
There's a lot of misinformation surrounding basic income. Check out the following resources for some of the most common arguments against basic income and ways to respond. These counterpoints are by no means an exhaustive list, but a jumping-off point to expand people's thinking about basic income and some of the assumptions made about poverty.
What's the difference between basic income and guaranteed income? What in the world is a negative income tax? If you're feeling unsure about terminology, Basic Income Ed has you covered. Check out these resources for definitions of the key terms in the basic income ecosystem.
Basic income has a long and fascinating history. Check out these resources diving into some of the movement's key historical supporters, from Thomas Paine to Martin Luther King, Jr.
These groundbreaking guaranteed income programs have given us invaluable data on the effectiveness of direct cash— not only in reducing poverty, but in allowing people to show up for themselves, their families, and their communities. Check out the below resources for more information.