A Vision and a Plan to Renew Our Democracy

In this conversational, thought-provoking, carefully researched book, Steven Shafarman invites us, unique individuals, to think about what we want for ourselves, our families, and our communities. And he presents a viable plan to unite us, We the People, for real progress toward solving our problems and achieving the country we deserve.

The key is basic income, also called Universal Basic Income or UBI. Shafarman is a leading proponent, and has been talking and writing about it since the mid 1980s.

Our Future shows us that basic income is more than money. With any amount, version, or variation, everyone will have monthly reminders that we – each of us, all of us – are equal citizens, with a direct personal stake in working together to make our government trustworthy, effective, and accountable.

We, individuals and our country, have been trapped for decades in the dysfunctional politics of left versus right, liberals versus conservatives, Democrats versus Republicans. Our Future presents a powerful alternative: We the People versus special interests and the status quo.

We can end hunger, homelessness, and extreme poverty. We can succeed at reforming healthcare, immigration, education, etc., and can slow then stop global warming. We can have a government of, by, and for the people, with liberty and justice for all.

Here’s the plan, with strategies and tactics. This is Our Future.

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“As a long-time proponent, Steven is one of the best at connecting universal basic income to democracy and personal dignity . . . UBI, a Freedom Dividend, is our future. This book tells us why.”

—Andrew Yang